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Economist Jeff Rubin is the author of "The End of Growth." (Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail)
Economist Jeff Rubin is the author of "The End of Growth." (Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail)

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Q&A: Jeff Rubin on crude-by-rail and where oil prices are heading Add to ...

Join us today at 1 p.m. (ET) for a live discussion with Jeff Rubin, the outspoken former chief economist of CIBC World Markets and the author of the best-sellling books Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller as well as The End of Growth - which has just been released with an updated version.

Jeff, who was recently on a national speaking tour with environmentalist David Suzuki, has argued for years now that rising oil prices will significantly slow Canadian and other Western economies. One benefit is that the pace of climate change, he believes, will slow as prices become too high for people to burn non-renewable fossil fuels such as oil. About five years ago, he famously predicted crude prices would rise to $200 (U.S.) a barrel by 2012. He maintains that forecast didn't hold true because he underestimated the stifling impact rising oil prices would have on economic growth.

In this discussion, we'll be discussing topics related to energy and climate change, but we'll also ask for his latest views on markets in general and the broader economy.

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