The Institute for Research on Public Policy has published a very interesting overview study on the resuscitation of "industrial policy" in economic policy circles.
David P. Ball
Despite garnering little attention in the B.C. election campaign, the sudden swell of B.C.'s role in the global coal trade has become a burning issue for environmental advocates.
Canadian beef exporters are using less than half of their tariff-free quota access to the European market and pork exporters come nowhere close to meeting their allowances, says the NFU.
There's no denying that foreign trade has been the biggest drag on Canada's economic performance in recent years.
For novelty value if nothing else, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney's appearance at the CAW convention last week was bound to spark lots of attention.
Premier Christy Clark announced before an audience of business leaders in Vancouver that her government would declare natural gas a "clean" fuel if the gas in question was used to power up LNG plants.
Canada has been invited to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, initiated several years ago. Let's take a breath and ask a few concrete questions about the whole TPP process.
The contrast between how responsible, well-governed countries have managed the fiscal consequences of resource development, and how we have managed this in Canada, does our country little credit.
As soon as it won its coveted majority, the Harper government put the pedal to the metal on the trade front, with a stampede of new free-trade deals.
The high-and-mighty vitriol which greeted Tom Mulcair's comments last week about the downside of oil-powered currency appreciation is lamentable.