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.
Canada’s drifting fiscal ship needs an anchor
The bottom line is clear: there has to be some limit to borrowing
Manufacturers head into an uncertain recovery
As the economy opens up, the threat of another wave of infection is very real.
Shoring up our future closer to home
AME’s whitepaper “A Manufacturing Marshall Plan” calls for reshoring, nearshoring and leanshoring.
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.
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.
Economic freedom on the wane worldwide
Policy response to COVID-19 has put more of the economy into government hands, threatening economic freedom globally.
Canada’s economic revival requires a broad strategy
A narrow focus on the green/clean sector won’t get the job done.
Canada’s post-pandemic supply chain challenge
It’s creating opportunities for companies most capable of responding to gaps in supplier capabilities.
How we can climb out of the pandemic hole
Two manufacturing groups offer recommendations for action.
Only private investment will save Canada’s economy
Generating, rather than consuming government revenues will require a profound reversal by the Trudeau government.
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.
Bombardier the poster child of pork barrel cronyism
Instead of picking winners and losers, governments should step back and let markets work.
Next Generation Manufacturing: A supercluster update
NGen’s goal is to enable capabilities no individual company or organization can achieve on its own.
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.