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How to manage the coming search for workers

At last we’re beginning to see beyond the pandemic to…

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Why universal basic income isn’t the best way to tackle poverty

In a country as rich as Canada, no one should…

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Can the federal budget put real economic building blocks in place?

*Editor’s note – this was written before the federal budget…

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Alaskan campaign could kill B.C. cruise industry

You may think British Columbia has a cruise ship industry…

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How to safely – and gainfully – get to the pandemic’s end

We’ve just marked (I won’t say celebrated) the first anniversary…

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Why a federal election doesn’t make sense right now

Here are some good reasons why we shouldn’t be considering…

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Put Canadian doctor shortages to rest once and for all

The pandemic has presented us with many new difficulties that…

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Market diversity will save Canada from international bullying

“It’s not fair!” How often have parents heard this loud,…

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Peace, order, and good government – and how to get there

Politics and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to continuing confrontations…

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What to expect in 2021

The future is imaginary, said philosopher Baruch Spinoza. We don’t…

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The congested logic behind congestion taxes

One definition of insanity is to keep doing the same…

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Getting through a COVID-19 winter, one joke at a time

Hope is on the horizon. Soon at least one anti-COVID-19…

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The end of routine, mundane work

Human capital enables us to develop or make use of…

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Getting through a COVID-19 winter

Dread isn’t too strong a word to describe the feelings…

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It’s time Canada stopped protecting its dairy industry

Cheese heads – it’s what Canadians are called in many…

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First step to economic recovery: a Canadian Common Market?

COVID-19 is still running rampant in many countries, is accelerating…

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We don’t need elections. We need leadership.

We would really like to have many things right now,…

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Finding work in a pandemic

Summer ends, September approaches. Schools may be opening or closing…

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We can’t dodge deficits and debt forever

Deficits have become emotive hot buttons. A deficit arises when…

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Broader, freer trade key to Canada’s future

Canada relies on exports. In any given year, about 45…

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The way out of the ‘pink recession’

How the economy will be rebuilt in the wake of…

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Learning in the post-pandemic world

We still don’t know much about how the pandemic will…

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How to safely provide for our families in the ‘new normal’

We’re still far from solving the problem of the pervasive…

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COVID-19 has ended the era of single-source suppliers

The pendulum of public attention is beginning to swing from…

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Some doctors forced to sit on sidelines during pandemic

A corner has been turned in the COVID-19 pandemic, even…

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Will the economy ever fully recover?

What will happen to the economy once we get through…

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A healthy dose of decency

Media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, ever-changing and often contradictory,…

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Turning data into health-care efficiencies

Want to strike fear into the heart of any Canadian?…

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Coronavirus, and how to avoid future outbreaks

I led a trade delegation in Guangdong, China, in December…

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No campus nearby? No problem.

The world is changing very quickly; it can be difficult…

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The economic costs of ignoring global realities

There’s not an economic model or crystal ball that can…

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The other growing global crisis

A deadly threat hangs over us that’s much more immediate…

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New Year’s resolutions that will boost your business

As 2019 morphs into 2020, more than numbers on the…

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Making federalism work in a country infected by favouritism

I was born in Quebec, and raised, married and had…

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How to be an adult, one sound financial decision at a time

“The first responsibility of adulthood is paying your own bills,”…

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Is Canada just a good place to be from?

I think Canada is the best country in the world….

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Affordability or environmental concerns?

The goal of politicians is to get elected. At one…

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Don’t tax robots – put them to work so humans can be more productive

The robots are coming, the robots are coming! They may…

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Does government debt really matter?

Before we select our next set of national leaders in…

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Using money to bring fairness to Indigenous groups

If there are any special Canadian values, fairness is surely…

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If employment is so tight, why aren’t wages rising?

Someone once said you could teach a parrot economics if…

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Women helping women in the workforce

Many women like me have already passed the mid-point of…

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National food policy can play key economic and social roles

For the first time, we have a national food policy….

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Flex your brain, do some good – learn a First Nations language

First Nations leaders face enormous challenges in dealing with the…

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In praise of summer jobs

Another school year is over. It’s time for high school…

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Constraining pain medication will only worsen drug problem

There are so many reasons to be very glad that…

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Working in the post-retail era requires a reset

One day you head out to your favourite store and…

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Stretching out our work lives as lifespans extend

Living to 100 years old used to be an amazing…

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Roslyn Kunin: Vancouver pushes bike-walk bias too far

Vancouver is a great city. For people like me who…

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A big-picture perspective on house prices and mortgages

The future, when it arrives, isn’t always what we imagined….

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We’re winning the war on poverty

Donald Trump isn’t the only American president to say dumb…

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Why the mortgage stress test makes perfect sense

This is a true story from just before the recession…

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Treating taxpayers’ money with respect

As the old song says, “money makes the world go…

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Genetic modification a crucial tool in feeding the world

The changing environment means we face weather patterns that haven’t…

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The do’s and don’ts of city funding

Municipalities are the poor step children among Canada’s levels of…

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