David Dodge

Infrastructure Projects 'Unsexy' But Needed: Trudeau

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Business

Inftrastructure spending won't boost Canada's weak productivity, Trudeau says.

Ottawa's Economic Policy Mix Makes No Sense, Economists Say

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Imagine a Calgary Stampede chuckwagon team pulling in two directions at once. As the three federal party leaders gather in Calgary for ...

Who Notley Has Picked To Handle Alberta's Sensitive Files

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has made a handful of key appoints in recent days as her government takes power and attempts to deliver on it...

Alberta Hires Ex-Bank Of Canada Governor For Financial Advice

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta government is bringing in a former Bank of Canada governor to help write a plan for building infrastructure.

Althia Raj

Mayors Push Trudeau On Pledge To Help Fix Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON — Two big city mayors came to Edmonton Wednesday hoping to get details from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on his infrastructure plans. They...

Joe Oliver Won't Like What Ex-BoC Governor Has To Say

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is taking issue with the notion that balancing government budgets as quickly as possible is the ke...

Reflection.. A Hint Of Regret

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - For Mark Carney it was an afternoon of reflection, a time for measuring successes with just a tinge of lament for unfinished business.Carney,...

Get Over it! A Pipeline to Prince Rupert Is Bust

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

So why do people insist, despite the evidence, that the Northern Gateway go to Prince Rupert? It's no longer a pipeline; it's emotion and ideology. Ideology in that opposition to the Northern Gateway is seen by conservatives as heretical opposition to free enterprise itself. Emotion among those who see promoting the oil patch as an issue of "Alberta pride" and even Canadian patriotism. For the promoters of the pipeline to Prince Rupert, ignoring the science of geology and the study of geography across all of northwestern B.C. is no different than repeatedly knocking your head against the Paleozoic metamorphic greenstone of the mountain cliffs along the Skeena. It only gives you a headache.

Should Alberta's Oil Go East?

CBC | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Business

Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge is not a man for wild ideas. So his recent suggestion that it might make more sense to send the bitumen fro...

Time to Move Beyond Private vs. Public Debate and Reform Our Health Care System

Cy Frank | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada Politics
Cy Frank

Health care, which pollsters insisted was the issue of greatest concern to voters in the federal election, was summarily dismissed by our political parties with a unanimous promise made up of two simple words: "more money." But throwing ever-larger amounts of taxpayer dollars at the problem without measuring value often simply results in more waste and duplication.