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Workers’ economist Jim Stanford leaves for Australia

Jim Stanford is one of Canada’s best-known economists, but he doesn’t sit in a glitzy bank tower.

Instead, he’s been the voice for organized labour for two decades, analyzing auto contracts to global trade deals, crunching the numbers, but explaining arcane economic terms in plain language.

“Most people are intimidated by economics. People are turned off by the jargon and the numbers,” said Stanford, 54, who is quitting his position as economist for Unifor.

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