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Lack of trust

Voters in British Columbia sent a mixed bag of MPs to Ottawa - and a message to Trudeau

  • By: Brian Lewis
  • November 1, 2019 November 17, 2019
  • 00:01

Minority government likely

If we can get past Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s blackface picture, Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s photoshopped coffee cup and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s embellished…

The U.K.’s deepening wounds

Brexit isn't the only story unfolding in Britain, but it is the loudest

Midstreamers stay afloat

Companies that own oil pipelines and refineries are not affected by commodity prices

Take that, Ontario

Premier François Legault is riding a $7.5-billion surplus

Government blown off course

The budget bill is missing key measures announced in the March 22 budget

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Attack of the premiers

Andrew Scheer may lead the federal Conservatives, but Jason Kenney and Doug Ford have set the narrative for the October federal election

Parliament buildings on a sunny day

“Don’t forget the budget”

The Liberals want voters to keep thinking about the budget — and not the SNC-Lavalin scandal

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Why the change of heart?

The SNC-Lavalin affair deserves a royal commission, but not for the reason most people would expect

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The pipeline problem

Ottawa and the provinces must deal with Indigenous peoples and investors in an open-handed way

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Advantage: Trudeau – for now

Ottawa

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  • By: IE Staff
  • December 7, 2018 November 17, 2019
  • 09:15

Getting emotional about carbon

Pierre Trudeau learned in 1972 that he could be a prophet or a politician, but he couldn't be both

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Out of chaos, a strategy

With trade deals revised, the U.S. looks determined to remake the world’s trading system to isolate China

Tories have much to learn

Maxime Bernier's comment that his former party seems to have lost its soul has some validity

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USMCA won’t end trade spats

The negotiations that wound up on Sept. 30 are likely to be only the first in a litany of disputes with Washington

Harsh lessons for Trudeau

The Trans Mountain Pipeline decision and NAFTA negotiations may lead to major policy changes for Canada

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Populism is nothing new

Political branding - as practised by Donald Trump, Viktor Orbán and Doug Ford - is harming democracy

flags of usa and china painted on cracked wall

Trade, or “governtainment”

There is more than a tit-for-tat trade war going on between China and the U.S. And Canada should be paying attention

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Method to King Donald’s madness

Trump's tariffs and his personal attack on Justin Trudeau may be part of a strategic retreat from his original threat

Downtown office buildings Toronto

Opinion: CSA decision a big win for the industry

Dealers and advisors can breathe a sigh of relief that there is no blanket ban on trailer commissions and no statutory best interest standard

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 21, 2018 November 17, 2019
  • 10:05

NAFTA 2.0 won’t end trade disputes

Protectionism in the U.S. may not be as severe as it was in 1930, but it remains very much a part of that country's DNA

Is Big Tech getting too big?

Technology giants such as Facebook and Alphabet dominate the economy. Can limits be placed on that dominance?

The budget deserves a closer look

Not long ago, journalists would spend a week or more parsing and analyzing the budget document

Whither the Opposition?

The Liberals survived a terrible autumn in Parliament. Yet, they appear entrenched in power