America first, fair trade last: brace for protectionist aggression
…And prepare for what business with US looks like without NAFTA.
Manufacturers, it’s time to join the digital revolution
Competitive issues and uncertainty point to smart tech and the future.
Clueless Trudeau government botches tax reform
Taxes extracted from working Canadians driven by ‘modest deficits’ spiralling out of control
The loudest voices against tax reform are not neutral
Almost absent in the debate are any voices defending the idea of tax fairness.
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.
Unintended and painful, consequences of a $15/hr minimum wage
Government-mandated increases tend to lead employers to reduce worker count.
Headlines about economic growth hide underlying problems
Investors are losing confidence in Canada as a competitive place to do business.
Another blow to pipeline projects in Canada
NEB to judge projects based on greenhouse gas emissions upstream and downstream.
Ontarians pay a high price for ‘globally adjusted’ electricity
Years of government mismanagement of the power sector must be corrected
Canada should accept increased competition under new NAFTA
The US administration is actually acting as a champion of the Canadian consumer.
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…
Why Ontario can’t seem to ease its debt burden
Government debt has grown much faster than the economy in recent years.
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.
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?
Retooling NAFTA and some harsh economic truths
Canada has a weak hand, more attention on export challenges is needed.
BC Greens should support Site C dam
Aboriginal rights must be balanced against other competing, critical interests.
Top six selling bloopers (and how to avoid them)
It’s mostly about listening, good manners and respect.
Sinking the west coast oil tanker traffic myth
The expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline…
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.
Focus must broaden as we push for innovation
More attention needed on how we develop and fund innovation talent in Canada.
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.
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.
Surviving friendly fire
Five tips for dodging bullets when dealing with employees.
Trump creates serious headwind to Canada’s competitiveness
Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.
Four ways to reduce productivity
…while watching your business go down the drain
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.
Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason
There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.
Living in interesting times
Now that Donald Trump is officially ensconced in the…
Making America “great again” includes Canada
The US and us. It’s our time. Because it’s 2017.
Why the Alberta Advantage was flawed from the beginning
Economic strategy needs to focus on helping all Albertans over the long term.
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.
IoT in action…at a music festival
This was the Internet of Things, in full force, in the least likely of places…