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More than potatoes

Canada’s smallest province had the biggest year-over-year population growth last year in the country – thanks to an influx of immigrants. Now, for the first…

Don’t give up on natural gas

Canadian natural gas producers may experience better returns soon, according to some predictions

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

Alberta pulls ahead

I was back east last summer – in Ottawa to watch my kids play in an ultimate frisbee tournament – when my aunt dropped by…

  • By: Mike Ganley
  • September 21, 2017 December 18, 2017
  • 23:40

A+ on budget, C- on services

The defeat of the budget-balancing B.C. Liberals may hold a sobering lesson for Quebec's Liberals

Wage wars: Hurt or help?

The government lauds its recent boosts to the minimum wage. But do they hurt businesses without helping workers?

In politics, timing is key

The federal government could have released its proposals to reform the taxation of small corporations with more finesse

Finding the will to make change happen


  • By: IE Staff
  • September 21, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 23:40

Demolition derby rages on

A walk in central Toronto that doesn’t include a crane, a half- finished highrise or, worse, a massive pit where another stretch of century-old buildings…

The costs of a budget surplus

Cost-cutting measures led to an unexpected budget surplus, but also may have led to an exit of doctors, teachers and film industry workers

Stepping on the brakes

B.C.'s heavy focus on megaprojects and cost-cutting is likely to come to an end under the new NDP government

Tracking the Teflon Liberals

A successful summer PR campaign and smart moves on NAFTA are sending the Liberals back to Parliament virtually dent-free

Advisors’ stand is clear on best interest


  • By: IE Staff
  • August 24, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 23:30

How to turn off voters

Premier Brad Wall, Canada’s longest-serving and, until recently, most popular premier, has seen better days. His approval rating has plummeted to a low of 46%…

A new conservative alliance

Former federal Conservative minister Jason Kenney has made headway in his battle to unite Alberta's right

A new transit-funding model

Leadership by the Caisse is being credited with fast-tracking Montreal's long discussed regional mass transit system. The massive pension fund will own 51%

  • By: Andy Riga
  • July 27, 2017 December 18, 2017
  • 23:30

A reformed Senate is here

By ejecting Liberal senators from caucus, then appointing independents to the upper chamber, Trudeau may have succeeded where decades of negotiation did not

Bring tax parity to the industry


  • By: IE Staff
  • July 27, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 23:30

Looking beyond the U.S.

The Trudeau government is positioning itself as the champion of Canada - from trade to tanks - in a shifting world order

Professional compensation model is needed


  • By: IE Staff
  • June 22, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 23:30

Boosting venture markets

A key factor in the growth of small business is public markets. But they need support to expand and grow

Gains by CSA on “best interest” hard to see


  • By: IE Staff
  • May 31, 2017 January 16, 2018
  • 23:20

Attending to the cracks

The time for repairs in key areas is when political capital is high. Those riches won’t last forever.

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 27, 2017 December 18, 2017
  • 23:30

Events make the case for change


Balanced books are popular

Premier Philippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberals were elected in 2014 on a promise to take care of business, to deal with “the real issues” – better…