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Urging fiscal restraint in Budget 2024

Remarks by Robert Asselin to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in pre-budget consultations. Mr. Chair, The state of the world today reminds us of the inherent fragility of our international order and the global economy. For a […]

Awakening Canada’s sleeping economic giant

Goldy Hyder’s speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto on October 18, 2023 Why isn’t Canada an economic giant? That was the question the U.K.-based Financial Times asked last month. It argued that Canada’s proximity to the United States and our other […]

Toward a better trade environment

Goldy Hyder joins host Jacqueline Hansen on BNN Bloomberg’s The Close to discuss the recent G20 Summit and what it means for Canadian business. “Canadian know-how, Canadian capacity is highly regarded. I think what would help is if we can […]

Canada’s climate change journey

John Dillon reflects on three decades of work addressing climate change and energy policy in Canada. He discusses the country’s early efforts to lower GHG emissions, lessons learned, and what Canada needs to do now to ensure a low-emissions future.

A time of urgency, ambition, and action

Looking ahead to the federal budget, Goldy Hyder urges the government to develop a strategic and competitive plan to leverage Canada’s strengths and attract investment. He shares his perspective in an interview with CTV News’ Power Play and CBC News’ […]

Unlocking business investments in Canada

Robert Asselin’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce, and the Economy. Madam Chair, The lack of business investment in machinery, equipment and intellectual property in Canada is well-documented and well-known. Canadian business investment per available worker badly lags […]

Infrastructure essential to Canada’s economy

In an interview with CTV News, Goldy Hyder discusses the role infrastructure development will play in Canada’s energy transition.  “It’s not enough to just bring [critical minerals] out of the ground, you have to be able to refine them, you […]

Securing Canada’s immigration advantage 

A key driver of Canadian prosperity has been the country’s ability to attract and retain international talent. The Canadian Club Toronto hosted an important conversation on February 14th, 2023 on what the private sector, communities and governments can do to […]

This is Canada’s agri-food moment

Goldy Hyder highlights that Canada needs to begin to realign its thinking and leverage its strengths to improve global trade. He shares his perspective in a conference in Ottawa organized by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute about global food security […]

Transitioning our energy systems is critically important

Al Monaco believes that a diversified asset base looking into renewable energy and natural gas will put Enbridge on the right path to a sustainable future. He shares his perspective in an exit interview with BNN Bloomberg’s Tara Weber looking […]