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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 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 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 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 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 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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 6, 2017  

Alberta’s debt danger: escalating deficits and a race to the bottom

The gap is narrowing as net per-person debt converges with Ontario’s.

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

Feature Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

Softwood dispute redux – it’s time to secure new lumber markets

Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
April 20, 2017  

Changes to NAFTA: how will renegotiation affect your business

Be proactive and prepare by focusing on your trade profile and engaging with other stakeholders.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 19, 2017  

Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties

The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 14, 2017  

Congress swings the BAT

The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

CEOs are confident about growth, but concerned about protectionism

Canadian CEOs are optimistic for 2017, but many agree it’s going to be tougher to compete amidst growing protectionism.

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

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
December 17, 2016  

NAFTA: Now what?

Would a Trump campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA actually benefit Canadian businesses?

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.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
November 4, 2016  

NAFTA, where it began: highlights from PLANT in the 1990s

Canadian were divided on the benefits of free trade with the US when NAFTA was signed and about to be implemented.

Feature Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
October 26, 2016  

Alberta diversifies

The 2016 deal flow study shows the market and revenues are expanding.

Feature Aerospace Automotive Energy Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Pulp & Paper Transportation Business Operations Economy General Operations Production Technology
September 25, 2016  

Advancing manufacturing: highlights from PLANT in the 1980s

Technology offers the potential for great leaps in productivity improvement as Canada and the US shake hands on free trade.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production Sustainability
September 21, 2016  

GreenMantra’s recycling innovation

Putting the green in industrial wax production.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
September 20, 2016  

Beware of trade xenophobia

What’s going on out there with global trade? Seems

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General Sustainability
June 21, 2016  

Prepare to be disrupted

Developed economies are taking climate change a lot more

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
June 15, 2016  

Canadian trade perspectives

Reflections from a veteran exporter.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 11, 2016  

Heading down the debt path again

The federal government’s planned $30-billion budget deficit, to be

Feature Automotive Government Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations Economy General Sustainability
June 10, 2016  

Ontario is giving CO2 the boot

Potential ramifications for manufacturers.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 10, 2016  

Liberals have an opportunity to simplify Canada’s tax system

Eliminating a large number of ineffective tax expenditures could reduce personal income tax rates.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Technology
April 25, 2016  

Embrace your inner “Musk”

Elon Musk understands that an idea is just that, until it’s made into something.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General Sustainability
April 20, 2016  

Setting a price for carbon

Despite the collegial, sunny vibe, Trudeau and the premiers are not necessarily on the same page.