John Chant’s Policy Options piece, “OSFI must be independent,” offers some good observations; however, it is disadvantaged by a number of unfortunate misunderstandings about...Read More Credit unions and the term “banking”
The news trickling out of the APEC Summit in Vietnam on November 10 was confusing. Was the Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead, did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sabotage efforts to revive it, or was it being “re-revived” after all? Only...Read More The APEC summit and Canada’s reputation in Asia
The news these days is rife with stories about the impending electric vehicle (EV) revolution, and for the most part, it’s a good-news story:...Read More The policy dilemma of aviation emissions
Investors who wish to address climate change in the construction of portfolios often seek to reduce their dependence on investments connected to the fossil...Read More Are investment carbon footprints good for investors and the climate?
Automation and a rise in atypical forms of employment have triggered welcome and necessary debates about how social protection systems can maintain effective support...Read More The future of work and current social protection
There is strong and growing evidence that women’s economic empowerment is central to the achievement of inclusive growth, particularly in low- and middle-income countries....Read More Women’s empowerment in business and the labour force
Anxiety about labour shortages due to population aging, which prevailed in the mid-2000s, has been replaced by anxiety about automation. Concerns that new waves...Read More Planning for Canada’s future labour market