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Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 8, 2019  

Budget deficits can increase social inequality

Burden falls on the whole population, and low-income Canadians can least afford to contribute.

Insight Manufacturing Technology
April 24, 2019  

Bridge the technology divide

Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster aims to accelerate adoption and scale-up.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
April 22, 2019  

Carbon pricing offers cold comfort

Business comes up short on the rebates and the policy will likely come up short on emissions reduction.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
April 8, 2019  

SNC-Lavalin reminds us big government invites big scandals

Scale back government to limit the temptation to indulge in scandalous behaviour.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 19, 2019  

Trudeau’s deficits: Short-term gain, long-term pain

Saddles future generations with the risk and the fallout.

Insight Manufacturing General
March 14, 2019  

This budget season, Canada must lower taxes on entrepreneurs

Canada is at a disadvantage for attracting and retaining those we rely on for innovation, employment growth and prosperity.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
March 12, 2019  

Get serious about trade diversification

Tariffs have increased manufacturing costs throughout North American supply chains.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
March 12, 2019  

Manufacturing not as hot in 2019

Tariffs have increased manufacturing costs throughout North American supply chains.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
February 25, 2019  

Build scale to close the competitiveness gap

Bigger companies invest more in innovation, employ more technology and benefit from greater economies of scale and production efficiencies.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
February 13, 2019  

Undoing the damage to the economy from the flight of capital

It will require a major shift in policy at both the federal level and in many provinces.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
February 5, 2019  

[15-sec. RANT] Ford government wants us to roll over on tariffs: Huh???

Wrong message to send the Trumpists about the cost of protectionist policies.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 29, 2019  

Federal spending dangerously near record Canadian levels

Increasing the size and role of government comes with larger deficits, mounting debt and/or tax increases.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
January 23, 2019  

Oil and gas is the backbone of the Canadian economy

It has contributed some $117 billion to Canada’s GDP last year.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
January 21, 2019  

Tough economic times are coming

SYSPRO webinar covers how smart manufacturers will weather the coming storm.

Insight Manufacturing General
January 16, 2019  

Despite government subsidies, Canadian innovation wanes

Burdensome regulation, limited competition and unfavourable taxes hold companies back.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General Technology
December 19, 2018  

Investing in technology

You need a business strategy

Insight Government Economy General
December 6, 2018  

Interprovincial trade barriers are a national embarrassment

They cost the Canadian economy up to $130 billion a year, but we can change that.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
November 28, 2018  

As capital flees, Ottawa continues to push unattractive policies

The money will flow to jurisdictions with more attractive policies.

Insight Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
November 28, 2018  

GM closures: Oshawa needs more than ‘thoughts and prayers’

The human cost of job loss is enormous, potentially leading to depression, failing marriages or health, even suicide.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
November 27, 2018  

Canada’s sad march to energy industry oblivion

Encana has now become Americanized, driven south by disastrous Liberal policies.

Insight Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 13, 2018  

Canada’s climate policy mess is hardly cost-effective

Ottawa is simply layering a carbon tax on top of a pre-existing and very inefficient mix of regulations.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
November 1, 2018  

Trudeau’s wrong-headed approach to climate change

Trying to solve a problem with the wrong solution will inevitably lead to failure.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy
October 30, 2018  

Canadian competitiveness lags because of US tax reform

635,000 jobs, $85 billion in GDP and $20 billion in government revenue could be at risk.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 23, 2018  

Setting global benchmarks in advanced manufacturing

Canadian industry needs to step up its game when it comes to research and innovation.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 17, 2018  

Fix Ontario’s disastrous power strategy

Government put green agenda ahead of Ontarians by subsidizing wind and solar power.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 16, 2018  

New trade deal increases American sway over Canada

The USMCA first promotes the economic and trade interests of the US within North America.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 9, 2018  

USMCA: An agreement between friends?

Even with an agreement, a protectionist White House means more trouble to come.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
September 26, 2018  

Trade, deficit reduction and tax reform critical as recession looms

The federal government must act quickly on three fronts if it is to head off economic disaster.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 17, 2018  

[RANT] Energy and trade: double trouble for Canada

The Trudeau government’s Keystone Cop management of the pipeline file does not inspire confidence in Canada’s energy sector.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
September 9, 2018  

Learning to adapt to the growing gig economy

A changing labour market is creating opportunity, pressuring business and government to adapt.

Insight Automotive Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 4, 2018  

Resolving Canada’s trade quagmire in the age of Trump

We must make a major concession like phasing out our farm supply management to protect the auto sector.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 27, 2018  

How we can avoid a devastating trade war with the US

We need a smart, realistic strategy for negotiations, starting with giving up our dairy supply management system.