Category Archives: Economy

Trudeau Cut the Drama and Cut a Deal with Trump

Time for Trudeau to cut the outrage over Trump’s antics and just cut a deal Imagine throwing a $600-million party and one of the guests leaves in a huff and then Twitter-trashes you all across the Pacific Ocean. That’s what happened to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he hosted the recent G7 extravaganza and was… Read More

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Canada hasn’t got its act together to develop resources and latest fiasco proves that

Kinder Morgan’s divestment from Trans Mountain a huge black eye for Canada Diane Francis: The ownership of the pipeline was never the issue, and Ottawa’s participation pours more gasoline on the flames A aerial view of Trans Mountain tank farm is pictured in Burnaby, B.C.THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward Diane Francis June 1, 2018 10:40… Read More

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Canada will get a new centrist and common sense leader: Doug Ford in Ontario

Diane Francis: Doug Ford will win the Ontario election, and he will be a breath of fresh air to all of Canada For 15 years, Ontario has been run by tax-and-spend champions the Liberals, and now it’s time for common sense, change and discipline again Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford.Tom Morrison/Postmedia Network files Diane… Read More

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Canadian feds ruining country with high taxes

Every spring Canadians are cranky and deserve to be. It is tax season, the snowbirds are returning to 13 per cent sales taxes, and the 2018 federal Liberal budget broke promises to pensioners and self-employed persons with holding companies. Worse yet, Ottawa’s budget watchdog in its latest economic and fiscal outlook in April said the government lowballed… Read More

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NAFTA talks not going well

Two dramas greatly affecting the future of Canada are playing out badly. Most worrisome is the British Columbia pipeline fiasco where a lawless NDP government has gotten away with impeding a legally approved pipeline and by doing so damaged Alberta, Canada’s engine of growth. Similarly, NAFTA talks are faltering because Canada has failed to play… Read More

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Foreign Students Flood Canada’s Universities and Shouldn’t

Canadian universities are preoccupied with attracting foreign students to boost revenues but should be concentrating on preparing the country to meet future technological challenges. There are now 192,000 full and part-time overseas university students in the country, a cohort the size of Regina, out of a total of 1.7 million enrolled students. But the percentages… Read More

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