Canada G7

To Paris, With Hope

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Previous UN climate conferences have started with great optimism and hope but ended with underwhelming success at best, disappointment at worst. However, there are many reasons to hope that, finally, this one will be different.

Lax Laws Are Turning Foreign Bribery Into a Canadian Value

Yves Engler | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

While the federal government recently strengthened anti-bribery legislation, Ottawa has so far largely turned a blind eye to corporations paying off public officials abroad. Should bribery really be seen as "Canadian" as the RCMP's Musical Ride?

Baloney Meter: Is Canada's Job Creation Really Stronger Than G7 Peers?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Politics

With his economic legacy under fire during the debate, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper quickly leaned on a talking point that has become one of his favourites on the campaign trail.

Canada Post's Community Mailboxes Are a Disgrace

David Martin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Business
David Martin

I was surprised to receive an envelope in the mail from Canada Post informing me that our neighborhood would be converting to so-called community mailboxes next year. Having read the odd news item about their latest plan, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised but maybe I was simply in denial. Maybe I couldn't believe that Canada Post would do something this outrageous and arbitrary.

Welcome to an Extreme, Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Earth is clearly experiencing more frequent extreme weather than in the past, and we can expect it to get worse as we burn more coal, oil and gas and pump more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This can have profound and costly impacts on everything from agriculture to infrastructure, not to mention human health and life.

Now Is the Time to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Energy

David Suzuki | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

If nothing else, the G7 countries' recent agreement to end fossil fuel use for energy by 2100 signals a shift in the way we talk and think about global warming. Previous agreements were about reducing carbon emissions from burning coal, oil and gas. This takes matters a step further by envisioning a fossil fuel-free future. Moving toward zero carbon emissions -- in a much shorter timeline than agreed upon by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States -- is absolutely necessary, and not just for the climate.

Putin Wants To Sit With The G7 Leaders Again

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

Russian officials dropped hints all day Friday that a deal might be the works for Putin to attend the next summit after missing two consecutive meetings.

As People Die, G7 Still Can't Get it Together on Climate Change

Nick Fillmore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

During the hour that it took the world's elite G7 politicians discussing climate change to wander through an enchanting meadow of flowers in Germany's Bavarian Alps earlier this week, 800 people may have died prematurely from the impact of air pollution, most of it caused by the burning of non-renewable fossil fuels.

Now Is the Time for Canada to Transition Away From Fossil Fuels

Mike Hudema | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The G7 committed to eliminating the use of the fossil fuels by the end of the century. Canada and Alberta should be leading the transition, taking advantage of our tremendous solar and wind resources and supporting workers and communities in the process.

Harper Pushes Canada-EU Trade Pact On First Day Of G7 Summit

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Business

Harper's office said he used the opening G7 working session on the fragile global economy to call for swift implementation of the deal, which he said would create jobs.

Ukraine Asks Harper To Arm Troops Against Rebels, More Visas

The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Politics

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian leaders asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday to allow more of their people to come to Canada, and to push the W...

Canada Will Never Let Russia Under Putin Back To G7: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada would never agree to allow Russia back into the G7 as long as Vladimir Putin is president, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.

Momentum Is Building in the Global Fight Against Malnutrition

Joel C. Spicer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Impact
Joel C. Spicer

In the coming months, a unique alignment of global events has the potential to fuse together leadership, partnership, commitment, and action for nutrition that could change the lives of millions. The opportunity is right in front of us if we are courageous enough to seize it.

Harper Hoping To Silence Critics With New Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Politics

"It's more than we might have anticipated, but I don't know it's going to leave jaws agape in Washington or anywhere else."

Maude Barlow in Conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Sujata Dey | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

Berlin -- Yesterday, Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, challenged the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and other trade deals in a panel discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During the panel, Chancellor Merkel presented her G7 presidency priorities.

What We Can Do About Canada's Trade Problems

Perrin Beatty | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Perrin Beatty

Canada needs to make more use of direct programming with target countries (nearly 80 per cent of official aid went to foreign agencies in 2013, often on a sole-sourced basis). And more should be done to connect Canadian expertise to multilateral development banks and international humanitarian institutions.

Watch Out! The Central Bank Will Raise Interest Rates Soon

Peter Hall | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

In an unprecedented move, the Fed undertook an extraordinary experiment in monetary policy. Unable to further target an interest rate, already at zero, the Fed began announcing a quantity of cash that it would inject into the financial system by purchasing large numbers of government bonds and other highly-rated securities, and replacing them with cash.

Are Canada's Job Numbers Really The Best In The G7?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs. This is the strongest job growth over...

Why Should Developing Countries Be Preached To By the G7?

Bessma Momani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Post-crisis regulatory reform efforts show that developing countries are rule takers and G7 countries are the rule makers. All this in spite of the fact that the epicentre of the international financial crisis occurred in developed countries. So why should many of the regulators and supervisors in developed countries claim to know best practices for developing countries?

Flaherty: We Have Firepower To Fight Euro Crisis

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Business

Ottawa would move to backstop the Canadian economy if the European crisis triggers a second global financial shock, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said...

Pffft: It's Not Like We Wanted to Be #1 Anyway

Scott Boyd | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Business
Scott Boyd

With the release of the latest growth projections from the Bank of Canada and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it appears that Canada's two-year run at the top of the G7 group of countries could be coming to an end. Both the Bank of Canada and the IMF have lowered this year's growth predictions, paving the way for - get this - America to take over the top spot.

Canada No Longer Leading G7 In Growth -- Guess Who Is

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It's going to get harder for Prime Minister Harper and his ministers to keep boasting that Canada is No. 1 among economic rivals.As the year ...

Best And Worst G7 Economies Of 2011 (Hint: Canada Isn't Number 1)

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy performed relatively well last year, but not enough to displace Germany as the top country in the Group of Seven big industr...

Canada: Time for a Little Humblebragging, Eh?

Jason Lietaer | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Business
Jason Lietaer

We look around the world and see protests and threats of state bankruptcies in Europe, persistent unemployment and debt crises in the U.S., and even worries of a slowdown in China. But Canada keeps chugging along.

In an Economic Storm, Canada Holds the Best Umbrella

Andrew Pyle | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

Assuming Mr. Carney and his fiscal policy counterparts maintain their credibility, the country may very well hang on to number one for another year at least. That's good news for business and it might just be the thing that softens the blow to our equity market should the gyrations of the past few months continue.