NATO to set up new space centre amid China, Russia concerns
Part of the alliance’s efforts to keep ahead in a fast moving and hi-tech sector, particularly amid concern about aggressive behaviour in space.
Feds, Ontario ante up millions to produce EVs at Ford’s Oakville plant
Part of a three-year agreement worth nearly $2 billion between the automaker and Unifor announced in September.
How Canada compares on COVID-19 cases and deaths
Canada has done a better job than other countries at managing COVID-19, but death rate exceeds similar nations.
Apple wins big EU court case over US$15B in taxes
EU Commission claimed in 2016 Apple had struck an illegal tax deal with Irish authorities that allowed it to pay extremely low rates.
The politics behind how governments control coronavirus data
The probability of contracting COVID-19 and the chances to recover is shaped by statistical figures released by our respective governments
Generation Greta: Angry youths put heat on climate talks
Young people to rally in cities around the world Nov. 29 to demand that governments step up their efforts to curb climate change.
Government pledges for global climate fund reach about $10B
Almost half of the amount is being provided by France, Germany and Britain alone.
CFIB calls for action on federal and provincial payroll taxes
Report says small business is getting crushed under their weight.
US targets US$300B of Chinese goods for new tariff hikes
Target list released after Beijing announced tariff hikes May 13 on US$60 billion of American goods.
Greenhouse gases causing Arctic seas to acidify quicker: report
Predicts the Beaufort Sea will be corrosive enough within a decade to make it hard for clams or crabs to create shells.
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.
Quebec newspapers seek government help for digital transition
Publishers confronting declining revenue as advertising spending flows to social media platforms.
Driverless car-makers, governments face ethical dilemma
Advocates urge Ottawa to tread lightly as it creates new rules for the autonomous vehicle industry.
Maritimes make headway cutting red tape: CFIB
BC, Ontario and Quebec lead the way; Manitoba earns an F.
Balsillie guiding creation of innovation lobby group
Former RIM co-CEO says lobbying is critical for a sector based on developing ideas that will generate economic value.
G-20 officials confronting global weakness, threats
Falling oil prices and potential market turmoil under review.
Western trading in China’s RMB is low
Canadian companies five times less likely to use it than global peers.
Prosperity and free-market capitalism
A recent week began with a speech at a major Western Canadian university, followed by business meetings in Montreal where I walked past an “Occupy” protestor encampment.
Water use charge for industry proposed
The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy wants governments to put a price on water used by industry – even though Canada is awash in H2O.