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Insight Energy Government Oil & Gas Economy General Sustainability
December 3, 2020  

How to cut global emissions, boost the economy

Exporting LNG to displace coal is a powerful way to lead in helping to reduce global emissions.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 3, 2020  

How we deal with our ever-rising nation debt?

Federal deficit of $381 billion and a debt exceeding $1 trillion, just under 50% of gross domestic product.

Insight Manufacturing General
December 1, 2020  

New era of intelligent manufacturing

World Manufacturing Forum emphasizes the importance of innovation, focuses on how AI trends define the future.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
November 30, 2020  

Ingredients for recovery in a post-COVID Canada

More companies are waking up to the benefits of digital technology.

Insight Energy General
November 17, 2020  

Why oil and gas are fundamental to Canada

$493 billion in energy revenues paid to governments since 2000 is more than family allowance and children’s benefits since 1970.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 3, 2020  

Canada’s drifting fiscal ship needs an anchor

The bottom line is clear: there has to be some limit to borrowing

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
October 28, 2020  

Manufacturers head into an uncertain recovery

As the economy opens up, the threat of another wave of infection is very real.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 22, 2020  

Shoring up our future closer to home

AME’s whitepaper “A Manufacturing Marshall Plan” calls for reshoring, nearshoring and leanshoring.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
October 13, 2020  

Trudeau delivers another blow to energy, mining sectors

Plan requiring projects to describe how they will achieve net-zero emissions may not even be feasible.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 8, 2020  

Trudeau’s infrastructure announcement raises red flags

Every dollar spent on white elephant vanity projects reduces the money that could be spent on schools, hospitals.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 24, 2020  

Economic freedom on the wane worldwide

Policy response to COVID-19 has put more of the economy into government hands, threatening economic freedom globally.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
September 22, 2020  

Canada’s economic revival requires a broad strategy

A narrow focus on the green/clean sector won’t get the job done.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
September 8, 2020  

Canada’s post-pandemic supply chain challenge

It’s creating opportunities for companies most capable of responding to gaps in supplier capabilities.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
September 3, 2020  

How we can climb out of the pandemic hole

Two manufacturing groups offer recommendations for action.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

Only private investment will save Canada’s economy

Generating, rather than consuming government revenues will require a profound reversal by the Trudeau government.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 25, 2020  

Federal finances remain vulnerable to fluctuating interest rates

An increase could lead the government into a downward cycle of increased deficits, and that means higher taxes.

Insight Aerospace Economy General
August 13, 2020  

Bombardier the poster child of pork barrel cronyism

Instead of picking winners and losers, governments should step back and let markets work.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
July 9, 2020  

Next Generation Manufacturing: A supercluster update

NGen’s goal is to enable capabilities no individual company or organization can achieve on its own.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 11, 2020  

Canada’s debt is piling up again from deficit spending

Our ability to deal with the economic effects of COVID-19 is really a fiscal dividend from the actions of earlier governments.

Insight Energy Sustainability
June 9, 2020  

Is the low-carbon future upon us now?

Without major technological breakthroughs, the costs of moving quickly to a far less carbon-intensive economy are painfully high.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
June 4, 2020  

The new normal will come with a cost

Looking ahead, prepare for other unanticipated crisis events.

Insight Energy General Sustainability
June 2, 2020  

Practical ways to tackle Canada’s emissions problems

Climate warriors spend a great deal of time condemning current practices without offering realistic solutions.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
May 28, 2020  

Take baby steps toward restarting Canada’s economy

Governments rightly are cautious about moving too quickly, given how easily COVID-19 is transmitted.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
May 26, 2020  

Capital gains tax hike would cripple investment in Canada

Increasing the federal tax would be anti-investment, anti-entrepreneurship, anti-innovation and anti-green.

Insight Manufacturing Technology
April 30, 2020  

Industry 4.0: Technology and the human side of change

Work with existing employees to implement new technologies in a way that is still beneficial to all.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 28, 2020  

Trade deal will frustrate quest for COVID-19 vaccine

Industry’s rapid response is a reminder to support and protect biopharmaceutical innovation.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations Economy
April 21, 2020  

Manufacturers are responding to COVID-19

They’re helping to meet critical shortages of health care products for diagnosing, treating, and preventing the virus.

Insight Manufacturing General
April 16, 2020  

A COVID-19 virus update for manufacturers

Feeling the impact but responding to the needs of healthcare facilities, frontline workers and Canadians.

Insight Energy Manufacturing General
April 9, 2020  

Energy sector helping Canada weather COVID-19 storm

How the energy industry is supported now will determine Canada’s future economic health and its role as a global supplier.

Insight Manufacturing General
March 12, 2020  

Making a case for collaborative networks

World-class manufacturing capabilities are built on well functioning, collaborative networks.

Insight Manufacturing General Technology
March 10, 2020  

Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing

CME says there are some barriers the federal government can help clear.

Insight Manufacturing General
March 7, 2020  

We need more women in skilled trades

Looming shortage of apprentices means lost profits and paycheques for Ontarians