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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


  • By: IE Staff
  • June 22, 2018 June 21, 2018
  • 00:01
United States Capitol, Washington DC

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • February 15, 2018 March 2, 2018
  • 00:02

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


  • 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


  • 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


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