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Engage with Andy Busch

Engage with Andy Busch

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June 27th 2014:Canada: what's new and what we can learn for the US

This week on Engage, we turn to our neighbor to the north to learn what is happening with their economy and politics. Moreover of the United States, we try to answer the question: what can we learn from Canada? We have Amanda Lang, host of CBC's Lang and O'Leary to discuss politics. Next, we have on Jennifer Lee, senior economist for BMO, to discuss the outlook for the Canadian economy. Finally, we have Chris Edwards from the Cato Institute to discuss what Canada did in the 1990s to fix their debt and deficit. Can the US do the same?

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Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang is the senior business correspondent for CBC News, contributing regularly to CBC News The National. She also anchors The Lang & O'Leary Exchange on CBC News Network, appearing with "dragon" Kevin O'Leary. Before joining CBC, Lang hosted Business News Network's SqueezePlay. She is a veteran business journalist who got her start at The Globe and Mail before moving to the Financial Post, first as a technology reporter and later as the paper's New York correspondent. Lang began her television career in 1999, at the newly launched Report on Business Television (now known as Business News Network). During that time she has also worked as a reporter and anchor at CNN. Lang is a
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Jennifer Lee

Jennifer has been with BMO Capital Markets Economics for well over a decade and is perhaps best known in the firm and with clients for her high-frequency data analysis on market-moving U.S. economic releases. Her entertaining, easy-to-understand and call-it-like-it-is writing style has earned her a devoted following. Jennifer is also one of the primary authors of the Department's morning commentary, providing analysis of major economic and political events. As well, she gives regular economic commentary to the global equities sales and trading team following the release of impactful economic data, and monthly presentations on macroeconomic trends to BMO's commercial bankers. Jennifer is freq
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Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of He is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato, Edwards was a senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee, a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an economist with the Tax Foundation. Edwards has testified to Congress on fiscal issues many times, and his articles on tax and budget policies have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and other major newspapers. He is the author of Downsizing the Federal Government and co-author of Global Tax Revolution. Edwards holds a B.A.
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