Comeau ruling defies economic – and common – sense

A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers

Comeau ruling defies economic – and common – sense
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A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers

Repair regional relations in Canada before it’s too late

If we want Canada to add up to more than the sum of its parts, we need to get our regional house in order

Repair regional relations in Canada before it’s too late
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If we want Canada to add up to more than the sum of its parts, we need to get our regional house in order

Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Comeau case this week. The outcome has implications for all Canadians

Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers
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The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Comeau case this week. The outcome has implications for all Canadians

Ramping up immigration without a broad-based plan disastrous

The federal government's plan to substantially increase new arrivals requires close co-ordination with provincial and municipal officials

Ramping up immigration without a broad-based plan disastrous
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The federal government’s plan to substantially increase new arrivals requires close co-ordination with provincial and municipal officials

Should equalization really grow forever?

A rule requiring payments to grow – no matter what the circumstances – can only exacerbate regional friction

Should equalization really grow forever?
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A rule requiring payments to grow – no matter what the circumstances – can only exacerbate regional friction

Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to Americans

Failure to build pipelines leaves us with no choice but to sell our oil to the U.S. at cheap prices, leaving it to sell its own oil at the international price

Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to Americans
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Failure to build pipelines leaves us with no choice but to sell our oil to the U.S. at cheap prices, leaving it to sell its own oil at the international price

Making sense of health funding dollars and cents

There are provincial winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer and the future could hold even larger discrepancies in funding

Making sense of health funding dollars and cents
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There are provincial winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer and the future could hold even larger discrepancies in funding

Canada needs a national policy to right our economic ship

Our trust-the-status-quo mindset is part of the problem. And our commitment to globalization must come with a Canada-first policy

Canada needs a national policy to right our economic ship
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MCGARVEY: Our trust-the-status-quo mindset is part of the problem. And our commitment to globalization must come with a Canada-first policy

Cross-border beer and the case for in-Canada free trade

Free trade continues to be valued, as it was at Confederation, both for its economic benefits and its potential to promote Canadian unity

Cross-border beer and the case for in-Canada free trade
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LAVOIE: Free trade continues to be valued, as it was at Confederation, both for its economic benefits and its potential to promote Canadian unity

Trump’s isolationism may spur Canadians to pull together

His election should be a wake-up call for Canadians who have been sleepwalking into an over-dependency on the United States

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MCGARVEY: His election should be a wake-up call for Canadians who have been sleepwalking into an over-dependency on the United States