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Stories by David Crane

Last thing the world needs is a new Cold War, this time with China

Opinion|By David Crane
Canada should support coherent, long-term strategy, and reject Trump’s alternative. This should be a key message from the House of Commons Committee on Canada-China Relations.
Opinion|By David Crane
China is not going to disappear. Nor is it going to change its system because we think it should. But we have to have a future relationship with a country that is home to 1.4 billion people.
Opinion|By David Crane
We will need an economy that can deliver good jobs, produce high-value products and services the rest of the world wants to buy and we will need to create the wealth to pay down pandemic deficits.
Opinion|By David Crane
A Biden administration would make much greater use of Buy American laws, with massive increases in public procurement or funding that would be confined to products and services made in the U.S.
Opinion|By David Crane
The government's economic recovery plan should prioritize reducing income inequality.
Opinion|By David Crane
The International Energy Agency, in a new report released on clean energy innovation, it warns that 'without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, net-zero emissions targets wil not be achievable.'
Opinion|By David Crane
The tech giants, such as Facebook, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Uber, Microsoft and Apple, are sitting on billions of dollars in cash and are using it to acquire young growth companies, notably their intellectual property.
Opinion|By David Crane
MPs need to restore its role as the central institution in a healthy and relevant democracy.
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Opinion|By David Crane
The world has changed—it will be a more difficult, more competitive and less friendly world—and we have to find our place in it. We will need a more muscular economy and strengthened social cohesion.
Opinion|By David Crane
We are all losers in the decline of the Conservative Party as a source of serious ideas for a more successful Canada. A healthy democracy needs a credible opposition to hold the government accountable.
Opinion|By David Crane
One that creates opportunities and domestic markets for the most promising young companies, such as acceleration of smart cities, clean energy, sustainable water systems, new forms of urban design, andagri-food genomics.
Opinion|By David Crane
This means ensuring that we have the companies ready to drive future growth—ensuring they survive the pandemic world to help lead growth and job creation in the post-pandemic world.
Opinion|By David Crane
The world will be different and we will need to be much more strategic and much more innovative in how we respond. In fact, the world was changing even before the pandemic hit, though this was not widely recognized by ou
Opinion|By David Crane
U.S. tech giants have the financial capacity to buy up weakened Canadian tech companies and their IP, often at fire-sale prices. Is this what Morneau and Bains want?
Opinion|By David Crane
The Trudeau government should appoint an independent task force or royal commission to design a new social contract for Canadians, one that is much more inclusive.
Opinion|By David Crane
That was the lesson of the 1930s Great Depression. If we are to avoid a similar calamity as the 1930s we need to be innovative in our responses today—and to be fast in getting things done. We are only partway there.
Opinion|By David Crane
No one need be denied testing or health care for lack of money.
Opinion|By David Crane
CUSMA is just one part of a beggar-thy-neighbour U.S. strategy to reverse globalization and establish a Fortress North America economy.
Opinion|By David Crane
If we want to restore trust in Parliament then we need to restore the role of MPs as representatives sent by their constituents to exercise their best judgment and experience for the public good.
Opinion|By David Crane
If we want to build a successful Canadian society, we have to find a better way of ensuring that more of the talent and research ends up with strong IP assets in Canadian companies.
Opinion|By David Crane
Achieving our climate targets, including the 2050 goal of net zero emissions for the country, is the top priority.
Opinion|By David Crane
While we can take pride in the quality of our Foreign Affairs professionals and their ability to represent Canada well at the UN and around the world, membership on the UN Security Council should be based on more than th
Opinion|By David Crane
Britain, after lengthy analysis by its own highly qualified experts, has found a way to employ Huawei technology in a way that does not threaten Britain’s national security. So can Canada.
Opinion|By David Crane
While healthy life expectancy is improving, the length of time spent in failing health is not, which means 'years of costly care and treatment of illness and disability.'
Opinion|By David Crane
'No energy company will be unaffected by clean energy transitions,' warns Faith Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency.
Opinion|By David Crane
While we have some highly promising clean-tech companies, we are blowing it when it comes to creating the Canadian capacity to capture the growing opportunities in the global clean-tech market.
Opinion|By David Crane
The nature of the debate among Conservative leadership candidates will be one test of whether our MPs get it yet.
Opinion|By David Crane
If the Liberal MPs are just there to defend the government and stonewall some lines of study, then the committee will fail. Likewise, if the Conservatives send their worst partisans.
Opinion|By David Crane
How does Canada respond in a world of growing protectionism and intensifying competition? Can we work with allies to sustain and reform the world trading system?
Opinion|By David Crane
What really matters is our success in building an innovative and competitive economy while ensuring the benefits are fairly distributed. A more productive economy is the key to so much of what we want to accomplish.
Opinion|By David Crane
In many respects, the past four years may seem easy compared to what could lie ahead.
Opinion|By David Crane
The reality is that the world is on a path to falling oil demand and there’s not much Canada can do about it.

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