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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

Inviting damage to investor confidence

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 21, 2018 September 21, 2018
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Harsh lessons for Trudeau

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

The culture that led to the crisis

Editorial

  • August 24, 2018 August 22, 2018
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Populism is nothing new

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

Solid proposal or empty promise?

Editorial

  • July 27, 2018 July 24, 2018
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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

Enforcement and the spirit of the law

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 22, 2018 June 21, 2018
  • 00:01
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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

Shedding the image of weakness

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018
  • 00:01

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

The brokerage business’s remarkable resilience

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 27, 2018 April 25, 2018
  • 00:01

Is Big Tech getting too big?

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

One out of three is not good

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 29, 2018 March 29, 2018
  • 00:01

The budget deserves a closer look

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

Time to follow the U.S. on seniors’ issues

Editorial

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 1, 2018 March 2, 2018
  • 00:04

Whither the Opposition?

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

The irony of pipeline politics

Killing the Trans Mountain pipeline puts climate change strategy in jeopardy

Between a dam and a hard place

After approving a controversial capital project, B.C.'s government must face the wrath of environmentalists

Here we go again

Every five or so years, someone pitches the idea that Halifax needs a professional sports team

A chance to prove your worth

Editorial

  • February 15, 2018 March 2, 2018
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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