Columnists
Duncan Cameron | Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | Prime Minister Trudeau leads a big entourage to China this week, in hopes of expanding Canada's foothold in that huge economy. Here are the main features of our current, unbalanced relationship.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | There is evidence that the economy is starting to pivot away from over-reliance on energy extraction. Instead, our high-technology industrial base is starting to flex its muscles once again.
Blog
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John Jacobs | The TPP will further remove governments' ability to take initiatives that might foster a more diverse and job-intensive economy. We're going back to the future, as hewers of wood and drawers of water.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | Export Development Canada claims it will help us capture a few more crumbs from the auto industry's southward migration. Its convoluted logic highlights the contradictions of Canada's whole approach.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Americans able to visit more freely, the Cuban 5 released and essential construction materials allowed into the country. But what else was in the agreement between Obama and Castro?
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | Canadians looking for a job are being hurt by recent trends in foreign trade. An outflow of spending from Canada indicates weakness in the ability of the economy to generate jobs.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | The present downturn of the Canadian dollar is a welcome, but overdue, reversal to a decade-long, pointless and destructive financial detour for our currency.
Blog
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Gerry Helleiner | The global importance of staple theory, Gerry Helleiner notes, constitutes a kind of Canadian "staple export" -- but of a better kind than we usually supply to the world.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | The Institute for Research on Public Policy has published a very interesting overview study on the resuscitation of "industrial policy" in economic policy circles.
News
Jeff Scott, president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks. (Photo: David P. Ball)
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.
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Stuart Trew | 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.