China’s One Belt, One Road strategy threat to Canadian trade

China likely to focus more on Asia and the Indian Ocean basin for its commodity needs and less on North America

China’s One Belt, One Road strategy threat to Canadian tradePORTLAND, Ore. Feb. 14, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Geography has always mattered. Technology can shape how nations interact economically and politically. Railroads can traverse vast deserts and mountains, ships can cross great oceans. Planes can do both. But geographic reality remains the same: mountains are still tall, oceans still broad. In January, a train loaded…

Canada’s hidden economic strength

Western economies have almost no inflation and higher growth rates than economists are measuring because of the rise of intangible assets

Canada’s hidden economic strengthEDMONTON, Alta. Feb. 13, 2017 /Troy Media/ – One of the great mysteries in modern economics is the absence of inflation. After the 2009 financial crisis, governments around the world, including Canada's, lowered already nominal interest rates to essentially zero, while adding to the money supply. These radical measures were deemed necessary to avoid catastrophe and…

Living in the post-truth world, energy style

Post-truth nonsense about fossil fuels paints a dangerous, damaging and distorted picture of Canada's energy use and production

Living in the post-truth world, energy styleVICTORIA, B.C. Jan. 6, 2017/ Troy Media/ – One of the unfortunate legacies of 2016 is the frequency of ‘post-truth’ communications. The term describes communications where objective facts are replaced by erroneous assertions aimed at creating emotion-based beliefs. Post-truth communications reached a peak during the American presidential campaign. But Canadians have also seen an escalation of…

Putting a price on carbon, from farm to fork

The Trudeau government's aggressive carbon campaign could inspire even more companies to pack up and leave, harming our economy

Putting a price on carbon, from farm to forkHALIFAX, N.S. Dec. 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Every bite we take has carbon tax implications. From farm to fork, food is responsible for about 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. And every decision consumers make when selecting food impacts the environment. Many want to do something about it. In Canada, the federal government has decided that means a…

Finding new markets will ease impact of U.S. protectionism

As Canada integrates more and more into the global economy, it will matter to us less and less that the United States withdraws

Finding new markets will ease impact of U.S. protectionismVANCOUVER, B.C. Dec. 5, 2016/ Troy Media/ - One of the reasons the new president-elect in the United States is generating so much nervousness around the globe is the fear that he is not connected to the realities of how the global economic system works. For example, there is no such thing as a truly…

Trump’s tax plan impetus for corporate tax cuts in Canada

In the global economy, the corporate tax rate is an important component in driving economic growth, investment and workers' wages

Trump’s tax plan impetus for corporate tax cuts in CanadaVANCOUVER, B.C. Nov. 30, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Donald Trump's election has created a lot of uncertainty about U.S. economic policies. But the president-elect has been consistent about his business taxation plan. And that plan has clear implications for Canada. Trump [popup url="https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/tax-plan" height="1000" width="1200" scrollbars="1"]proposes[/popup] to dramatically reduce the federal corporate income tax rate, from 35 per cent…

Guarding against income inequality in Canada

Does Canada need to worry about the same festering malaise that has disrupted the United States?

Guarding against income inequality in CanadaOTTAWA, Ont. Nov. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as inarticulate and venal as it was, tapped into important and deeply-rooted American realities, realities that may also contain lessons for Canada. Does Canada need to worry about the same festering malaise that has become so dramatically evident in the U.S.? Powerful international data…

Without pipelines, Canada’s prosperity is on the line

Will lead to a loss of well-paying jobs, shrunken energy industry supply chains, and diminished revenues for governments

Without pipelines, Canada’s prosperity is on the lineBy Jock Finlayson Executive vice-president and Denise Mullen Director of Environment and Sustainability Business Council of B.C. VANCOUVER, B.C. Nov. 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ – When it comes to reaching new energy markets, Canada lags dangerously behind the Americans, who have aggressively expanded their oil and gas industry and built the infrastructure necessary to support it. There are…

Economic silver linings for Canada in the Trump cloud

Buck up Canadians. Trump’s pledge to lift the U.S.’s anemic economic growth rate can only be good news for Canada

Economic silver linings for Canada in the Trump cloudVANCOUVER, B.C. Nov. 16, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election, coupled with continued Republican control of both branches of the U.S. Congress, heralds significant changes in the United States' policy in trade, immigration, foreign affairs, energy and taxation. Many Canadians are understandably uneasy about the direction the U.S. may take…

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

Trump’s isolationism may spur Canadians to pull togetherEDMONTON, Alta. Nov. 15, 2016/ Troy Media/  - There is a view that the election of Donald Trump will mean Canada becomes "road kill" in the new U.S. president's campaign to build jobs in the U.S. "Trump's political goal is to deliver jobs to Americans ... He's not targeting Canadians, but nonetheless we're going to…
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