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Stories by David Crane

Once the pandemic is over, we’ll need a new social contract for Canada

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
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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.
Opinion|By David Crane
We have to get back to a much more rigorous approach to innovation policy. There is so much we want to do as a country.
Opinion|By David Crane
The Century Initiative says that nothing less than 100 million people—an extra 63 million people—is essential if Canada is to avoid becoming an aging and poorer society.
Opinion|By David Crane
While the frustration of Western Canada over delays in building the Trans-Mountain pipeline is understandable, this is not the result of some hidden federal agenda.
Opinion|By David Crane
Whoever forms the government will have to get to work immediately on the fall fiscal update, which sets the stage for next year’s budget. But this is only the first step.
Opinion|By David Crane
Canada faces as critical future, one where there are serious challenges.
Opinion|By David Crane
Sustained productivity growth is the key to improved living standards. Investing in innovation is key to boosting productivity.
Opinion|By David Crane
Making the transition to a low-carbon world will be disruptive, expensive, will take time, and won’t happen without the right mix of regulations and incentives to ensure that public and private markets follow through. We don’t have that needed policy mix today.
Opinion|By David Crane
At a time when a growing share of national income has been going to owners of capital and a declining share to labour, it is clearly time to open up the whole question of fairly taxing capital and capital income.
Opinion|By David Crane
At present, there is no discernible evidence of a cross-cutting or all-of-government strategy to increase the commercial dividends from the scientific capital we have accumulated in the biological sciences.
Opinion|By David Crane
It will be easy, in our election, for parties to compete on who can be toughest on China. But what happens after that?
Opinion|By David Crane
While the NDP importantly raises many of the issues of inequality, injustice, and lack of opportunity facing Canadians, it fails, overall, to offer a credible set of ideas to make the country and Canadians better off.
Opinion|By David Crane
Interest rates are nearly zero in real terms, and the former Bank of Canada governor has proposed a digital solution that could help us weather the next recession.
Opinion|By David Crane
The Canadian government has cut away much of its capability to plan for big, long-term problems, unlike its counterpart in the U.K.
Opinion|By David Crane
Canadians and Canadian companies have the skills, knowledge, and experience to capture a real share of the much-needed infrastructure projects around the world in the coming years.

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