The world is slowly but surely moving to a low-carbon economy, and Canada better jump on board.
Having two trade ministers instead of one may make for good political optics—suggesting a lot more is being done even if it isn’t. But if Canada is to be more successful in the global economy it will take more than exhortations from Jim Carr and Mary Ng to export more.
This is surely a compelling investment for a more inclusive economy, opening more opportunities for women, while also building better life chances for the youngest Canadians.
Clearly, we need much greater attention to the productivity/innovation/competitiveness challenge if we are to successfully transition to an aging society, sustain the public programs we value.
The answer is to make the transition to a low-carbon world, one where we replace fossil fuels with other sources of energy, such as hydropower, nuclear power, and the new technologies of solar, wind, and hydrogen.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau should reward companies that actually make productive investments, for example, by boosting an investment tax credit, writes columnist David Crane.
There is a different kind of refugee/asylum-seeking crisis brewing and this time it is the Liberals who are on the defensive.
We are underperformers when it comes to turning our smart and clever startup companies into much larger scaled-up companies that can generate future jobs, exports, and the tax revenues that come from business success.