Economic Policy

How Canadian Manufacturers Can Compete Like Our Olympians

Ivey Business School | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

When it comes to the raging global competition for foreign direct investment, Canada has not been doing great on the showing-well front. This is particularly true for the manufacturing sector because pride has focused our collective attention on the controversial need to help attract FDI via taxpayer-funded financial support.

Energy East Risks Returning To A 19th-Century Economy

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

In the beginning of the 21st century, should Canada, an industrial nation of the G8, have a diversified, knowledge-based economy? Or will we allow ourselves to again become a ''company town," an economic dinosaur at the mercy of the price fluctuations of the market?

Like Berlusconi, Trump's Big Man Politics Pose A Serious Threat

James Patava | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics
James Patava

Like Mr. Berlusconi before him, President Trump would lead the nation as far from the doctrines of the founding fathers as one could imagine. America could quickly become characterized by introverted foreign and economic policy -- underpinned by a suspicion of the wider world.

The Walter Scott Centre

Cole Hogan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

Today I am announcing the launch of the Walter Scott Centre, a Saskatchewan focused think tank named after our first premier.

The Income Gap, Public Interest and the Economy

Kelly Ernst | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Kelly Ernst

In its Global Risks 2013 report, The World Economic Forum (WEF) identified income disparity as one of the world's greatest risks. Statistics Canada re...

When it Comes to Finances, Canada is No Role Model

Christopher Sands | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Economically, Canada is doing fine and has taken action to address challenges, but a recent series of events and articles from Washington think tanks claim that the United States can fix its fiscal and economic problems by imitating Canada. Justin Bieber can sing "Never Say Never" forever, but I'll still stick with never.