Days of supply management may finally be coming to an end

Days of supply management may finally be coming to an end
And if they are, Canadian consumers with have NAFTA 2.0 and Donald Trump to thank for the decrease in the price of dairy products By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canada’s supply management system is a textbook case for food sovereignty. But the social contract the system represents may need to be redrafted as we head... Read More

Comparing investment returns is a tricky task

Comparing investment returns is a tricky task
Each investor is unique in their goals and personal risk tolerance, so their investment portfolio should be customized to their situation By Bill Green Columnist, Troy Media You worked hard for your money and, in turn, your money should be working hard for you. However, when comparing returns, you need to be sure you’re making a fair comparison. Investors often... Read More

Want an innovative economy? Fund research

Want an innovative economy? Fund research
To transform Canada’s ability to compete on the global stage requires a significant funding commitment to research By Paul Armstrong & Carol Herbert EvidenceNetwork.ca, Troy Media With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy.” So how do we get there? Follow the... Read More

The prohibitive cost of living in Metro Vancouver

The prohibitive cost of living in Metro Vancouver
The extraordinary run-up in real estate prices like the one experienced in the Lower Mainland raises the odds of a painful market correction By Jock Finlayson, Executive vice-president Business Council of British Columbia Troy Media How can people afford to live in Vancouver? That question came to mind as I struggled to catch up with the latest torrent of media... Read More

NAFTA renegotiations threaten Canada’s steps toward pharmacare

NAFTA renegotiations threaten Canada’s steps toward pharmacare
Canada must both defend the existing public health-care system as well protect its aspirations to creating a better one By Ruth Lopert & Steve Morgan EvidenceNetwork.ca, Troy Media A “modernized NAFTA” has significant implications for many sectors of the economy, including health care. What’s at stake? Canadians’ right to universal access to affordable medicines. When negotiating with the U.S. and... Read More

Ontario government’s focus on foreign buyers misses the point

Ontario government’s focus on foreign buyers misses the point
Focus instead on reducing the time it takes to obtain a home building permit and the per-unit costs to comply with regulations, which  amounts to almost $50,000 By Josef Filipowicz & Steve Lafleur The Fraser Institute, Troy Media Rather than targeting a small group of foreign home buyers to stop pricing escalation, the Ontario government should focus on ensuring that... Read More

Retooling NAFTA: Canada faces harsh economic truths

Retooling NAFTA: Canada faces harsh economic truths
Canada has a weak hand as NAFTA re-negotiations begin. More attention needs to be paid to the challenges weighing down the Canadian export economy By Jock Finlayson Executive vice-president Business Council of British Columbia Canada enters NAFTA renegotiation’s with a rather weak hand. Canada is a mid-sized economy, responsible for less than two per cent of global production of goods... Read More

How Albertans can invest in their future – again

How Albertans can invest in their future – again
But before they can begin to retool the economy, they must first purge themselves of the idea that the market is the best instrument to determine their future By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media There’s a lot of talk these days about diversifying Alberta’s economy. (I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be having this conversation if oil was at $100 per... Read More

Hidden or visible, you’re paying investment fees

Hidden or visible, you’re paying investment fees
Be smart, shop around and make sure you’re aware of the total fees you pay and what you’re getting for them By Bill Green Columnist, Troy Media Some fees for investments are hidden, some are visible. But there’s always some type of fee or cost involved in investing. Some people will disagree with my broad use of the word fee,... Read More