Alberta economic council has no Alberta economists

Via Stephen Gordon, a UofA economist is pretty steamed about a new “Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy,” whose members are listed here. The group — David Emerson, Anne McLellan, Jennifer Welsh — seems to be drawn largely from that exotic species, Canadians Who Sit On Advisory Councils. A council that meets every six months to share vague goodwill and free-floating thoughtfulness probably won’t be much help to anyone, but they seem like nice people and I wish them pleasant deliberations.

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