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Trudeau’s cockiness on NAFTA

Would the Americans be willing to ease up on their NAFTA demands if Canada were to back off on its WTO complaint?

Balancing revolution and risk

Editorial

  • February 5, 2018 February 5, 2018
  • 00:02

On ethics and suit lapels

Trudeau, sanctioned over his 2016 vacation, was hardly the first prime minister to run afoul of ethical standards

Now is the time for major improvements

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 15, 2018 January 23, 2018
  • 00:01

Don’t write off NAFTA yet

Finding enough support in Congress to eliminate a program that has benefited significant numbers of Americans is next to impossible

Endgame

Assessing Brad Wall’s legacy as premier of Saskatchewan

With oil down, so is revenue

A shortage of dollars is a tradition on the Rock, but it hurts more when building for a better future didn't happen during the good…

  • By: Gavin Will
  • December 22, 2017 December 22, 2017
  • 00:40

Making nice with voters

Years of tough cuts have hit the governing Liberals hard. But with the once huge deficit under control and a surplus on the books, the…

Trudeau’s Long March

The prime minister's trip to China did not go well in many ways. But the Liberals are maintaining their strong position with voters

The art of doing nothing

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 22, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:40

Numbers tell the oil story

Incredible numbers continue to emanate from Alberta’s oilpatch. Just days after Calgary-based oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. announced that its cash operating costs per barrel…

Pulling off an upset

In a surprise win, Valérie Plante is Montreal's new mayor. Her close attention to spending restraint seemed persuasive for many voters

  • By: Andy Riga
  • December 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
  • 00:30

Shutting off the gas

Production in the two-decade old Sable natural gas field is winding down, with at least two significant closures. The government, however, says the sector has…

Technology, regulation and competition

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 1, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:30

No silver bullet for conflicts

If embedded commissions are banned, many clients would probably lose access to advice

  • By: IE Staff
  • December 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
  • 00:30

What works on the Hill

All sectors need to appreciate that the game in Ottawa is changing, with digital industries moving to the front of the line

A woeful record on diversity

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 14, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:40

Harness the power of professions

There’s a news story that never seems to go away, and it’s the continuing difficulties faced by workers in their 20s and 30s who are…

A wall between East and West

Premier Brad Wall may have inflamed irritations with Ottawa, but his tough talk appears to be popular

Liberal makeover needed

The B.C. Liberals will need to find new ways to engage alienated voters despite their fiscal restraint - or maybe because of it

Round 2: Change is afoot

Trudeau needs to delegate more and do a better job of using the deep experience available to him

Best fight against big data is “best interest’

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 27, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:30

It’s all about the optics

Throughout the heated discussion of tax changes for small businesses, little attention has been paid to C-27, a new bill to restructure federal pensions

Embedded fees: A comparison

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 13, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 00:30