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Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 20, 2018  

Canada needs tax reform, not tinkering

A response is needed to US policies that have reduced personal and business-related taxes.

Insight Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 24, 2018  

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.

Insight Manufacturing Economy
July 16, 2018  

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.

Insight Automotive Manufacturing General
July 5, 2018  

Driverless vehicles: not such a great idea

Better to leave the big driving decisions in human hands.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 3, 2018  

Busting the minimum wage myth

Studies show raising it actually eliminates employment opportunities.

Insight Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
June 27, 2018  

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.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
June 19, 2018  

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.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 14, 2018  

Economic incentives pay dividends

Recognizing incentives matter requires a reversal of many economic policies enacted by the Trudeau government.

Insight Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
June 11, 2018  

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.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
June 4, 2018  

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.

Insight Manufacturing General
May 31, 2018  

The need to nurture a skills economy

We can’t talk about the future of work without also talking about the future of education.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
May 28, 2018  

Canada must escape the corporate welfare trap

…to restore Canada’s business tax advantage over the US.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 22, 2018  

Pipeline obstructionism costing Canada billions

Canadian oil producers will lose $15.8 billion in revenue this year.

Insight Government Manufacturing Sustainability
May 16, 2018  

Carbon, for what it’s worth

We’ll pay a high price for government efforts to do a poor job of reducing emissions.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2018  

Ontario Liberals, PCs both wrong on minimum wage policy

A better plan would be a work-based subsidy that provides a cash transfer

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 4, 2018  

CPP expansion will shrink available investment capital

Could reduce domestic investment up to $114 billion from 2019 to 2030.

Insight Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 24, 2018  

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.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 18, 2018  

Alberta and BC are dropping the gloves over pipelines

Notley warns of retaliation if BC’s obstruction of the pipeline continues.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 17, 2018  

The high cost of pipeline obstructionism

A lack of capacity to cheaply transport crude is costing Canada billions.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
March 12, 2018  

Tariffs and Trump’s continuing reign of error

Steel and aluminum tariffs add to business uncertainty and will put the breaks on investment.

Insight Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
March 7, 2018  

Duties that protect domestic interests look attractive

…But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 21, 2018  

Asleep at the wheel on US tax reform

Clear warning signs yet Ottawa and many of the provinces have done nothing to respond.

Insight Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 18, 2018  

Forging new sources for biofuel, hydrocarbon-based products

Innovation turns low-grade fats and oils into valuable fuel.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 16, 2018  

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.

Insight Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 10, 2018  

Who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?

Government generally has little or no understanding of how small businesses operate.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 4, 2017  

Can globalization sustain the economic tide?

The US under Donald Trump is shaping the narrative on the abuses of globalization.

Insight Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
November 29, 2017  

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.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
November 27, 2017  

Put more faith in innovators to spur tech breakthroughs

Government role should be to ensure intellectual property rights are protected.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 20, 2017  

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.

Insight Manufacturing Economy General
November 15, 2017  

Don’t be fooled, Canada’s economy is in decline

Private and international investors have lost confidence; not a competitive place to do business.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 6, 2017  

Canadian business growth stymied by governments

Red tape, several policy moves increase the cost of doing business.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 1, 2017  

The short-circuit in Ontario’s manufacturing sector

High electricity prices are responsible for 75,000 manufacturing job losses.