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Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 30, 2017  

America first, fair trade last: brace for protectionist aggression

…And prepare for what business with US looks like without NAFTA.

Insight Manufacturing General Technology
October 24, 2017  

Manufacturers, it’s time to join the digital revolution

Competitive issues and uncertainty point to smart tech and the future.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 10, 2017  

Clueless Trudeau government botches tax reform

Taxes extracted from working Canadians driven by ‘modest deficits’ spiralling out of control

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 27, 2017  

The loudest voices against tax reform are not neutral

Almost absent in the debate are any voices defending the idea of tax fairness.

Insight Manufacturing General
September 26, 2017  

BC’s new business as usual: political and economic uncertainty

NDP election win prompts waves of uncertainty that threaten investment and economic growth in BC.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
September 20, 2017  

Unintended and painful, consequences of a $15/hr minimum wage

Government-mandated increases tend to lead employers to reduce worker count.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 20, 2017  

Headlines about economic growth hide underlying problems

Investors are losing confidence in Canada as a competitive place to do business.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
September 12, 2017  

Another blow to pipeline projects in Canada

NEB to judge projects based on greenhouse gas emissions upstream and downstream.

Insight Energy Manufacturing General
September 5, 2017  

Ontarians pay a high price for ‘globally adjusted’ electricity

Years of government mismanagement of the power sector must be corrected

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 4, 2017  

Canada should accept increased competition under new NAFTA

The US administration is actually acting as a champion of the Canadian consumer.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations
August 22, 2017  

Our $38-million-a-day gift to Americans

Donald Trump says Canada’s energy exports are unfair to the US, but he’s clearly unaware that we’ve given Americans the biggest trade gift ever…

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 21, 2017  

Why Ontario can’t seem to ease its debt burden

Government debt has grown much faster than the economy in recent years.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 19, 2017  

NAFTA negotiation: get ready to rumble

If this were a wrestling spectacle, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto would be the handsome, but lightweight tag team locked in a cage and improbably matched against the orange-masked gigantic villain, Donald Trump.

Insight Manufacturing General
August 14, 2017  

Automation: resistance is futile, our workforces must adapt

Nearly 50% of the Canadian labour force is at high risk within the next two decades, so how should we prepare?

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 7, 2017  

Retooling NAFTA and some harsh economic truths

Canada has a weak hand, more attention on export challenges is needed.

Insight Energy Manufacturing General
July 10, 2017  

BC Greens should support Site C dam

Aboriginal rights must be balanced against other competing, critical interests.

Insight Manufacturing General
July 5, 2017  

Top six selling bloopers (and how to avoid them)

It’s mostly about listening, good manners and respect.

Insight Energy Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Sinking the west coast oil tanker traffic myth

The expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Interesting times, be prepared

Topping the list of troubling factors is trade disruption as NAFTA goes under the knife and the possibility of a border tax.

Insight Manufacturing General
July 4, 2017  

Focus must broaden as we push for innovation

More attention needed on how we develop and fund innovation talent in Canada.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
June 21, 2017  

To deal with Trump, Trudeau should look to Chrétien

Proposed US cuts to tax rates would reduce Canada’s competitiveness in attracting investment, workers and entrepreneurs.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
June 19, 2017  

Not business as usual

Reinvigorating NAFTA must be left to politics, clearer heads and fate, but whatever the outcome, companies should direct their attention to issues over which they have some control.

Insight Manufacturing General
April 26, 2017  

Surviving friendly fire

Five tips for dodging bullets when dealing with employees.

Insight Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
April 17, 2017  

Trump creates serious headwind to Canada’s competitiveness

Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 9, 2017  

Four ways to reduce productivity

…while watching your business go down the drain

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability Technology
February 27, 2017  

Continuous improvement isn’t enough: Industry 4.0 sets a new bar

Technology allows manufacturers to consider their processes differently, and drastically improve upon them.

Insight Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason

There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
February 12, 2017  

Living in interesting times

Now that Donald Trump is officially ensconced in the

Insight Manufacturing General
February 7, 2017  

Making America “great again” includes Canada

The US and us. It’s our time. Because it’s 2017.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
January 30, 2017  

Why the Alberta Advantage was flawed from the beginning

Economic strategy needs to focus on helping all Albertans over the long term.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
December 17, 2016  

Welcome to Trump World

The president-elect’s unlikely victorious bid for the White House points to a likely disruption of global trade and international relationships. That includes Canada.

Insight Manufacturing General Operations Production Technology
September 29, 2016  

IoT in action…at a music festival

This was the Internet of Things, in full force, in the least likely of places…