Canada needs tax reform, not tinkering
A response is needed to US policies that have reduced personal and business-related taxes.
Federal carbon tax seems destined to fail
PEI has added itself to the list of carbon tax opponents, following Ontario, and the list is growing.
We don’t want to go where trade wars have taken us before
Trump is not deterred by economists’ warnings of a global trade war that could usher in a new depression.
Driverless vehicles: not such a great idea
Better to leave the big driving decisions in human hands.
Busting the minimum wage myth
Studies show raising it actually eliminates employment opportunities.
Canadians are going Trump free until it becomes too expensive
But consumers are fickle and will opt for the product that offers the best quality for the lowest price.
Canada’s push for unfettered trade should begin at home
Supply management is protectionism by another name and shouldn’t be ignored as we seek freer trade.
Economic incentives pay dividends
Recognizing incentives matter requires a reversal of many economic policies enacted by the Trudeau government.
Dairy in Trump’s crosshairs: industry finally showing signs of common sense
Supply management 2.0 is finally here: farmers will need to develop new skill sets.
Why build a pipeline if we prohibit oil tanker traffic?
Bill C-48 would indefinitely ban most oil tankers loading or unloading anywhere on the BC north coast.
The need to nurture a skills economy
We can’t talk about the future of work without also talking about the future of education.
Canada must escape the corporate welfare trap
…to restore Canada’s business tax advantage over the US.
Pipeline obstructionism costing Canada billions
Canadian oil producers will lose $15.8 billion in revenue this year.
Carbon, for what it’s worth
We’ll pay a high price for government efforts to do a poor job of reducing emissions.
Ontario Liberals, PCs both wrong on minimum wage policy
A better plan would be a work-based subsidy that provides a cash transfer
CPP expansion will shrink available investment capital
Could reduce domestic investment up to $114 billion from 2019 to 2030.
Comeau ruling defies economic – and common sense
A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers.
Alberta and BC are dropping the gloves over pipelines
Notley warns of retaliation if BC’s obstruction of the pipeline continues.
The high cost of pipeline obstructionism
A lack of capacity to cheaply transport crude is costing Canada billions.
Tariffs and Trump’s continuing reign of error
Steel and aluminum tariffs add to business uncertainty and will put the breaks on investment.
Duties that protect domestic interests look attractive
…But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs
Asleep at the wheel on US tax reform
Clear warning signs yet Ottawa and many of the provinces have done nothing to respond.
Forging new sources for biofuel, hydrocarbon-based products
Innovation turns low-grade fats and oils into valuable fuel.
The most irrational, damaging or downright dumb beliefs of 2017
A look back at 2017 shows far too many instances in Canada where we got it all wrong.
Who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?
Government generally has little or no understanding of how small businesses operate.
Can globalization sustain the economic tide?
The US under Donald Trump is shaping the narrative on the abuses of globalization.
Fossil fuels remain key to energy future: report
US is eager to grab new business, underscoring the urgent need to secure access to offshore markets.
Put more faith in innovators to spur tech breakthroughs
Government role should be to ensure intellectual property rights are protected.
Ontario must pull the plug on painful electricity-related policies
Rates for industry are among highest in North America, thanks to a series of bad policy decisions.
Don’t be fooled, Canada’s economy is in decline
Private and international investors have lost confidence; not a competitive place to do business.
Canadian business growth stymied by governments
Red tape, several policy moves increase the cost of doing business.
The short-circuit in Ontario’s manufacturing sector
High electricity prices are responsible for 75,000 manufacturing job losses.