With the announcement in late April by Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford of his plan to reduce hydro rates, electricity costs have emerged...Read More Ontario’s hydro: some unwelcome truths
The challenge of reconciliation hinges on a series of fundamental questions: How will Indigenous and settler Canadians live side by side? How are we...Read More A federal equalization program that includes First Nations
In the federal budget speech of February 26, 2008, Finance Minister James Flaherty introduced a new savings plan, the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA),...Read More Is the TFSA program serving all Canadians equally?
As Bob Magee, chairman of the Woodbridge Group, walked us through his foam-manufacturing facility just north of Toronto, a familiar story emerged. Automation for...Read More How we stopped worrying and learned to love robots
It’s hard to find anyone these days who’s not talking about artificial intelligence (AI), robots, automation, the gig economy and what it all means...Read More Our planning for the future of work must include education
Last year, the federal government set a lofty goal of boosting agri-food exports to $75 billion annually by 2025 — a whopping increase of...Read More Focus on trade infrastructure to meet agri-food goals
One of the most important things that a government can do to promote inclusive prosperity is to ensure that young people have access to...Read More Lessons from Germany on youth employment policy
The Alberta government has long been criticized for relying too heavily on resource revenue to meet its fiscal objectives and for saving an insufficient...Read More Will future generations reap the Alberta Advantage?
Several provincial governments have recently increased public funding of child care services. The Alberta government announced a modest investment in child care in December...Read More What makes Quebec such an outlier on child care?
After trashing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during his election campaign, and following through on his election promise to withdraw the United States from the...Read More Trump and the TPP: What should Canada do?