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Mansbridge One on One: Sherry Cooper

The Story


The events of Sept. 11, 2001 have rattled financial systems across the world, and Canada is no exception. As the country grapples with a weakening economy, Bay Street economist Sherry Cooper joins Peter Mansbridge to explain the declining markets and their effect on Canadians. In this interview, conducted just days ahead of the 2001 federal budget, Cooper discusses possible government stimulus plans and optimistically declares, "We will get out of this."

Medium: Television
Program: Mansbridge One on One
Broadcast Date: Nov. 2, 2001
Guest(s): Sherry Cooper
Interviewer: Peter Mansbridge
Duration: 21:50

Did You know?


• Born and raised in Baltimore, Sherry Cooper once worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and at the U.S. Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae.)

• In 1983, she moved to Toronto to become chief economist of BMO Nesbitt Burns, a position she still held in 2009.

• Cooper was interviewed by Canadian Business magazine on Sept. 11, 2001, shortly after the attacks, and she warned of an imminent economic slowdown and eventual global recession.


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