Protectionism

10 Great Reasons to Reject Protectionism

Peter Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Will the decades of multilateral effort and untold resources that have been devoted to freeing up global trade flows continue, or will protectionism, international trade's arch enemy, be the recession's enduring legacy? There are at least 10 reasons to speed the death of neo-protectionism.

Is Globalization Finally Dead?

Peter Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Even before the last economic cycle ended, the bell was tolling. The onset of crisis compounded the doomsaying. Me-first nationalism swept across the planet, threatening to undo the vast global integration that was the last cycle's hallmark. Is globalization dead?

Canadian Trade: Pros and Cons for 2014

Peter Hall | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

When international trade collapsed in 2009, the Canadian economy turned inward, and for a change, discovered a steady source of growth. That source is now tapped out, and economy-watchers have for some time turned their eyes back to trade. So far, the view has been uninspiring. Will Canadian trade carry growth forward, or is our hopeful gaze in for a big disappointment?

Think Globally, Not Locally

Mark Milke | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Plenty of people will shamelessly demand government spend lots of extra money to "buy local," even if the cost is millions or billions of dollars more. This is daft. The notion that jobs in Canada come at the cost of employment in Japan, India, China or Germany, or vice-versa, is profoundly mistaken. Jobs can be created in one's own country and abroad at the same time.

America's Indignados Should Occupy Wall Street

Diane Francis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.

Obama's Jobs Plan Strains Relations With Canada

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Call it Buy American, The Sequel.U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed new $447 billion American Jobs Act is aimed at creating much-need...