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A green economy budget by Chrystia Freeland needs to go beyond the fear of missing out

As published in the Toronto Star Canada is about to get a FOMO budget. Fear of missing out is driving both Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and the private sector alike to clamour for the most productive ideas to make sure […]

Four low-cost, high-impact ways for Canada to lower emissions

As published in the Toronto Star In a train rushing from Ottawa to Toronto last Monday morning were all number of environmentalists, government officials, civic-minded analysts and lobbyists, all with emissions on their minds. They were armed with good ideas […]

Meeting Canada’s clean energy targets must include Indigenous partnerships

As published in the Toronto Star In January, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured three communities to highlight Canada’s role in the energy transition. “The world wants clean technology,” he said, “and Canada has the resources, the expertise and the skilled […]

Surprise North American trade committee has potential

As published in the Financial Post Earlier this month I had the privilege of leading a Canadian business delegation to the North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City. We left encouraged by what we heard from all three governments, most […]

LNG—Canada has supply to meet the global demand

As published in Policy Magazine Consider the following: Global demand for liquified natural gas (LNG) is forecast to almost double by 2040. Canada has the ability to produce LNG with the world’s highest environmental standards and lowest carbon footprint. Customers […]

The economy looms large as MPs return to Parliament

For the latest research, analysis and perspective on business and policy in Canada, sign up for our newsletter today. Dear Friends, You don’t have to watch the news every day to sense the widespread anxiety about Canada’s economic prospects. Will higher inflation […]

My Bodyguard … or Fast, Furious and Safe in Mexico City

As published in Policy Magazine Having recently retired from Canada’s foreign service, I welcomed the opportunity to participate in the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) — or “Three Amigos” meeting — in Mexico City, as part of the CEO delegation […]

Refocusing the debate on industrial policy

As published in The Hub Noah Smith, an economist whose commentary I always find original and insightful, wrote a great commentary earlier this week on why China’s industrial policy has been mostly a flop. His main argument—which I very much agree with—is […]

Canada’s relationship with Mexico must go beyond trade

As published in The Globe and Mail As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador prepare to participate in the North America leaders summit in Mexico City on Tuesday, this is an […]

Canada needs a R&D powerhouse to fuel economic growth

As published in The Canadian Science Policy Magazine Sixty years ago, president John F. Kennedy delivered a bold speech at Rice University in Houston. He challenged his fellow Americans to lead on space exploration and be the first country to […]