Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during COVID-19’s second wave
Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products.
Focus on growth: Five steps to take during the COVID recovery
Hit hard by market disruptions, manufacturers are rethinking strategy.
Trudeau’s infrastructure announcement raises red flags
Every dollar spent on white elephant vanity projects reduces the money that could be spent on schools, hospitals.
Uncertainty as union braces for layoffs at Newfoundland refinery
Not yet certain how many will lose their jobs or what will happen to the 135,000-barrel-a-day facility.
Getting house in order top priority for Canadian businesses: BDC
Indebted businesses more ‘fragile’ than during 1st wave, Business Development Bank of Canada economist warns.
EU says that no deal Brexit becoming ever more likely
Negotiators have less than four weeks to broker a deal that must go through a lengthy approval process.
US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China’s growing power
First in-person talks among the foreign ministers since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Business economists see coronavirus as biggest risk: US survey
The panel expects 2020 GDP to decline 4.3%, first full-year contraction since a 2.5% fall in 2009 as recession ended.
EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill
Calls it a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the “Withdrawal Agreement.”
O’Toole lambastes Liberals over handling of pandemic
Called the government’s slow and at times completely wrong approach, left too many people behind.
New Ontario COVID-19 modelling as Quebec braces for new restrictions
Projections predict daily new case counts in Ontario could reach 1,000 while Legault clams down on gatherings.
Economic rebound slows, economy grew 3% in July: Statistics Canada
Manufacturing grew 5.9% in July, following a 15.1% expansion in June as more operations ramped up production.
Trump vs. Biden: debate showdown a battle for America’s soul
Topics include the pandemic, the economy, the Supreme Court, social justice issues and the integrity of the voting process.
Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1M nine months in
Figure is almost certainly a vast undercount because of inadequate or inconsistent testing and reporting and suspected concealment.
Hiring marginalized workers could jump start economy: Deloitte
More workers needed to get the economy chugging fast enough to pay for climate change initiatives and government investments.