TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - CAW Economist Jim Stanford will be honoured by
the Public Policy Forum for his outstanding contributions to Canadian
public policy and ideas, at the 24th annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards tonight, Thursday April 28 in
Stanford is one of the country's most frequently quoted economists and a
well-respected progressive voice on economic issues for a broad sector
of the population. His motto: "Economics is too important to be left to
the economists" is reflected in his tireless work to popularize
economic education for union members and socially progressive
organizations and citizens.
"Jim Stanford's activism, research and insight on public policy issues
have added credibility to the struggle of working people for a more
fair and just economy and society," said CAW National President Ken
Lewenza. "I cannot think of someone more deserving of this award."
Stanford's research and analysis have covered areas such as government
investment, trade policy including Canada's growing trade imbalance,
business investment, public infrastructure, tax policy and the real
impact of corporate tax cuts, as well as a number of other labour
issues, including minimum and living wages.
Stanford's most recent work includes a detailed empirical study of
business investment in Canada showing that tax cuts have had no
positive impact on investment spending.
Stanford received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1995 from the New School for
Social Research in New York, and holds economics degrees from Cambridge
University and the University of Calgary, Prime Minister Stephen
Harper's own alma mater.
He is one of four honourees, including former Premier of Ontario the
Honourable Bill Davis, RBC President and CEO Gordon Nixon and
Desjardins Group President, CEO and Chair of the Board Monique F.
Stanford has worked at the CAW since 1994 as economist. He has authored
two books Paper Boom (1999) and Economics for Everyone (Pluto Press and
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2008). He also writes a
regular economics column for the Globe and Mail, is a frequent
contributor to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and is a
regular guest on the CBC's The National, as well as other radio and
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For further information:
CAW Communications Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699 or John McClyment (cell) 416-315-3202