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Insight Manufacturing General
March 3, 2020  

Manufacturers plan for uncertain cash flow in 2020

… but 30% of SME survey respondents had challenges with managing cash flow.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
March 3, 2020  

Teck decision underscores investment crisis in Canada

The federal government is to blame for a significant drop in investment across 10 of the 15 major sectors of the Canadian economy.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
January 9, 2020  

Federal finances are on the razor’s edge

Government can’t continue to ignore the warning signs of a slowing economy.

Insight Manufacturing General
December 16, 2019  

The skills shortage and jobs for women

How do we get more ladies and others interested in manufacturing?

Insight Manufacturing General
December 16, 2019  

Manufacturing jobs and the future

They have grown more rapidly in Canada and the US than the workforce as a whole.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 11, 2019  

Sluggish investment threatens Canada’s prosperity

The only way to raise living standards and incomes is by building a more productive economy, yet politicians are mum on the subject.

Insight Manufacturing General
November 28, 2019  

Want the best out of each employee?

Stop trying to fix their failings.

Insight Manufacturing General
November 18, 2019  

Unifying teams starts with a leader admitting being wrong

Show humility, admit when you are wrong, show resilience and your team will too.

Insight Manufacturing General
November 14, 2019  

Communicating the vision is as important as having one

Actions can change overnight with the right level of context and understanding.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
October 29, 2019  

Looking to expand your business beyond Canada?

Tap Canada’s trade commissioners to help access global markets.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
October 22, 2019  

Election 2019: Post-election checklist for business

Tips on people, places and things that will get you started.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

Election 2019: What happens after voting?

Watch the post-election activity and stay close to the influencers in government.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
October 15, 2019  

Election 2019: It’s time. Are you ready to vote?

Watch the parties and candidates closely to see what they are saying to lock down your vote.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
October 11, 2019  

Election 2019: Want to back a political candidate?

There are new rules for this federal election.

Insight Manufacturing General
September 23, 2019  

New approaches needed 
for workforce development

The use of new digital technlogies is reshaping the way education and training is being delivered.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 18, 2019  

Death by 1,000 cuts: Confront your local candidates

Your chance to confront candidates about policies that drive away investment.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
September 12, 2019  

Election 2019: Three things that change when the writ is dropped

Enforce your policy around political visits, review party platforms and watch for opportunities to meet local candidates.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
September 10, 2019  

Manufacturer group warns of gathering economic storm

A slowdown is coming as Canada is woefully unprepared to weather its first recession in over a decade.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
September 5, 2019  

Asked to host a politician? Know your limits

Be aware of the distinction between government and politics as election time approaches.

Insight Manufacturing General Technology
August 19, 2019  

Factories of the future 
set standards for excellence

There’s a clear vision of how technology and data are to be used for gaining competitive advantage.

Insight Manufacturing General
August 19, 2019  

Make the leap 
into new export markets

Not just the US. Diversify. Spread around the risk.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 13, 2019  

Canada well placed to meet world’s growing energy demands

Ranks as a responsible supplier compared to most other major oil and gas exporting nations.

Insight Economy General
August 12, 2019  

Pre-election is pre-game for Canadian federal politics

It’s a good time to look for opportunities to shape the parties’ platforms based on what’s important to your business.

Insight Manufacturing General Operations
August 1, 2019  

Leading young people into skilled trades is paying off

…but more work is needed to curb shortage.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
August 1, 2019  

Increasing government debt rarely a successful strategy

Spending our way to a heightened state of environmental stewardship could cause more harm than good.

Insight Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
July 31, 2019  

Dramatic drop in capital expenditures threatens Canada’s prosperity

It’s the major source of productivity growth and higher standards of living in developed countries.

Insight Government Manufacturing Sustainability
July 8, 2019  

How Canada can tax carbon efficiently

Carbon tax should replace other, less efficient policies with the same objective and be offset by cuts in other taxes.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
June 24, 2019  

Canada falling behind on corporate accountability

Trudeau government’s global reputation at risk over how Canadian companies do business abroad.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
June 18, 2019  

Sad state of Canada’s economy can be remedied

Lower tax rates, with more capital investment, are crucial to increasing productivity, wages and living standards.

Insight Manufacturing General Technology
June 4, 2019  

Industry 4.0: What’s new at the fair?

Hannover Messe is the place to go to see the latest in digital factory, industrial systems, robotics and more.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 27, 2019  

Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs are lifted, but tactic failed

President’s tunnel vision alienates Western allies who have common cause in the challenges posed by China.

Insight Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
May 14, 2019  

Climate change strategy offers Sheer a way to win election

How does a Liberal government that can’t campaign on its abysmal record go about gaining re-election?