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The Fourth Revolution: A Good Read

Diane Francis | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State" by Economist Editor in Chief John Micklethwaite and Economist Managing Editor Adrian Wo...

Should the Black Market Economy Count Towards GDP?

Salman Sakir | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

When drugs and prostitution are counted in calculating GDP, one could ask why the items in the basket are not increased. Forced labor, human trafficking and illegal organ trade are also elements of the black market. If drugs and prostitution are counted in calculating GDP, should a country also count forced labor and human trafficking in calculating GDP?

The EU Needs a 'One In, One Out' Strategy

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Business
Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

Most of the laws in force in Germany today originated in Brussels. If an unpopular topic is rejected in the domestic arena, politicians frequently try to push it through via the EU. This often infringes the principle of subsidiarity, which stipulates that the EU should only handle what member states cannot handle themselves.

Can Canadians Handle the Economic White Water Ahead?

Peter Hall | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Canada will see timely benefits as global trade picks up. Prospects for the domestic economy are not strong, but exports are already rising nicely. Domestic weakening should help to free up capacity for exports, which is running pretty tight in some industries. In others, there is capacity to absorb growth.

Are Prices About to Go Up?

Peter Hall | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Clearly it is a worry that five years beyond the crisis, price growth is as tame as it is. Worse yet, in many cases, recent monthly inflation is getting thinner.

Ukraine Is Another Example of a Dangerous World of Clashing Hegemons

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada
Errol P. Mendes

When the history of the early decades of the 21st Century is written, it may well be called the era of multiple clashing hegemons. The most recent glo...

Canadians Can't Quite Agree on an EU Trade Deal

Maude Barlow | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

Once every few months, the Canadian public is asked by one polling firm or another how it feels about a Canada-European Union free trade agreement. Consistently, between 70 and 80 per cent of respondents say they generally like the idea of a deal.

Canada Should Sign a Free Trade Deal with Japan Too

David Worts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
David Worts

When concluded, the Canada-Japan EPA would create a year-on-year multi-billion-dollar gain for the Canadian economy. A joint study by Canada and Japan has estimated the annual boost to Canada's gross domestic product from an EPA would be between $3.9 billion and $9.3 billion, while the gains for Japan's economy are estimated to be between $4.5 billion and $5.1 billion.

Ontario Will Pay, Literally, for Harper's New Canada-EU Deal

Stuart Trew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Stuart Trew

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said her government would support the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) -- with conditions. The province should be compensated by the federal government, said the Premier, for an expected nine-figure increase in drug costs, as well as the effect of subsidized European cheese imports on local dairy farmers and possible hardship at Ontario wineries. Think about that for a second. The feds will hand money over to Ontario, who will in turn hand much of it over to pharmaceutical giants.

PQ Supports New EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Provincial support for the Canada-Europe trade pact was only achieved after a stressful moment over Thanksgiving turkey this week.It was du...

Why Europe Must List Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

Irwin Cotler | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Bulgarian authorities have confirmed and have transmitted evidence of Hezbollah terrorist complicity to European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels next Monday to determine whether Hezbollah should be designated as a terrorist organization.

Canada: A World Leader in 2012 Foreign Investment Rankings

Peter Hall | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

These flows provide us with access to key resources, fast-growing markets and allow for production systems that are better aligned to country or regional economic attributes owing to the efficiencies of global supply chains. As such, it is essential to keep a close eye on global investment movements. What can we say about recent activity?

What Margaret Thatcher Could Teach Women in the Workplace

Diane Francis | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Feminism is about equality and choices. And the unfortunate facts are that women who want to be successful must decide whether to have a family if they are ambitious and, if they do, how to juggle both. Both Thatcher and Merkel had husbands who encouraged and supported them.

Business Investment: Ready to Roll?

Peter Hall | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The economic and financial meteorite that crashed into the world economy back in 2008 left a massive crater. Since then, policymakers have been scrambling to fill it in. All the while, many have cast a wistful, sardonic or resentful eye at a glaring anti-crater: the mountain of money accumulating on corporate balance sheets.

Why Cyprus Is Not Your Typical Bailout Story

Diane Francis | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

So the Cyprus story is more than just another profligate nation begging for help. This mess may force the unification of this island, and tapping of its resources, at long last for the betterment of all its citizens. It may stop the takeover of a nation inside the EU by Russian bad guys.

EU Looks To Ink Biggest Bilateral Trade Deal Ever

CP | Don Melvin, The Associated Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union and the United States announced Wednesday that they have agreed to pursue talks aimed at achieving an overarching trans-...

Althia Raj

Negotiator Denies Selling Out Canadians In European Trade Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada's provinces are no fools and know exactly what they are doing at the negotiating table, Quebec’s lead negotiator in the free trade talks with...

Althia Raj

Provinces 'Selling Us Out' On Trade Deal With Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canadian provinces are either ill-equipped or incompetent when it comes to defending their rights in a massive and overarching free trade a...

Of All the Languages in the EU, Nigel Farage Speaks That of Reason

Conrad Black | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

A couple of days ago, a friend sent me a video of Nigel Farage speaking at the European Parliament. I hit "play" expecting the general "as polls show..." but before Farage was half-way through his speech, my sides were splitting. It was the greatest and most eloquent utterance on the topic of the EU I have heard from any British public figure since Sir Jimmy Goldsmith spoke at a conference in 1996.

Ukraine's Braided Heroine is Being Beaten, Where's Canadian Outrage?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Today, Canadian Ukrainians should be thinking about the leader of the Orange Revolution, Yulia Tymoshenko, the braided once-prime minister of the Ukraine, who is currently on a hunger strike, and being beaten in her prison cell.

What the Government Won't Tell You Today About the Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Michael Geist | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The government is launching an all-out blitz on the proposed Canada - European Union Trade Agreement today with no less than 18 events planned across ...

The Truth About the EU's Position on the Tar Sands

Hannah McKinnon | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
Hannah McKinnon

We are facing a climate crisis, and we have a moral responsibility to take action by finding ways to move away from coal, oil, and gas, and towards a clean, safe, and renewable energy future. The European Union is trying to do just that, and the Canadian government should redirect its efforts towards cleaning up its own act, rather than trying to prevent Europe from doing the right thing.

Reports of the death of renewable energy in Europe are greatly exaggerated

Adam Scott | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

Opponents of renewable energy can't make up their mind. One moment they claim the cost of green energy subsidies programs is too high, the next they c...

TD Outlook: Europe Could Drag Down Canadian Economy

CBC | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada

TD Bank has lowered its outlook for the Canadian economy next year to 1.7 per cent growth, followed by 2.2 per cent in 2013. ...

Poor Eastern Europeans Balk At Bailing Out The West

CP | Karel Janicek,Vanessa Gera, The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Business

WARSAW, Poland - Of all the twists in Europe's debt crisis one of the oddest must be this: Poles, Czechs and other eastern Europeans, long the recipie...