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David Crane

David Crane is an award-winning journalist with special interests in the economics of globalization, innovation, sustainable development and social equity.

Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 20, 2024
The current scare-mongering on capital gains is a needless distortion, but that doesn’t let Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, off the hook, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 20, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 20, 2024
The current scare-mongering on capital gains is a needless distortion, but that doesn’t let Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, off the hook, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 13, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the 2024 federal budget last month. The venture-capital industry and tech companies argue her tax measures will lead to a decline in capital available to aspiring tech firms. So far, they have offered little hard evidence that Freeland’s plan would discourage investment, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 13, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 13, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released the 2024 federal budget last month. The venture-capital industry and tech companies argue her tax measures will lead to a decline in capital available to aspiring tech firms. So far, they have offered little hard evidence that Freeland’s plan would discourage investment, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 2, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freland recently boasted Canada is ‘driving the kind of economic growth that will ensure every generation of Canadians can reach their full potential.’ I am not convinced, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 2, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | May 2, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freland recently boasted Canada is ‘driving the kind of economic growth that will ensure every generation of Canadians can reach their full potential.’ I am not convinced, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 29, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne. The $2.4-billion the budget proposes to spend on AI is a long-overdue investment to boost computing power essential to keep us in the AI game, not a bold statement of AI leadership, writes David Crane.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 29, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 29, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne. The $2.4-billion the budget proposes to spend on AI is a long-overdue investment to boost computing power essential to keep us in the AI game, not a bold statement of AI leadership, writes David Crane.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 22, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented a budget on April 16 that failed to spell out to Canadians the reality of the challenges we face, and what is required to make things better. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 22, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 22, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented a budget on April 16 that failed to spell out to Canadians the reality of the challenges we face, and what is required to make things better. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 15, 2024
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Feb. 6, 2024, will table the federal budget on April 16 at 4 p.m. in the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 15, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 15, 2024
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Feb. 6, 2024, will table the federal budget on April 16 at 4 p.m. in the House of Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 8, 2024
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada appears to be more fixated on the "wheat and steel" economy rather than the intangibles economy, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 8, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 8, 2024
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada appears to be more fixated on the "wheat and steel" economy rather than the intangibles economy, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 1, 2024
Housing Minister Sean Fraser. Younger Canadians may be giving up on the aspiration of home ownership because of high costs, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 1, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | April 1, 2024
Housing Minister Sean Fraser. Younger Canadians may be giving up on the aspiration of home ownership because of high costs, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 25, 2024
Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge. It is critical that the role of independent Canadian producers be enhanced, and that the ownership of copyright go to domestic production companies, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 25, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 25, 2024
Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge. It is critical that the role of independent Canadian producers be enhanced, and that the ownership of copyright go to domestic production companies, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 18, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at a Liberal caucus meeting on the Hill, could take a first step in her next budget to reform our financial system, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 18, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 18, 2024
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at a Liberal caucus meeting on the Hill, could take a first step in her next budget to reform our financial system, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 11, 2024
The Council of Canadian Innovators says in the April 16 federal budget Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, should allow the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit to boost taxable capital to $70-million. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 11, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 11, 2024
The Council of Canadian Innovators says in the April 16 federal budget Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, should allow the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit to boost taxable capital to $70-million. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 4, 2024
Pedestrians cross Queen Street in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2024. A Statistics Canada report found that investment per worker by Canadian businesses declined by about 20 per cent between 2006 and 2021, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 4, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | March 4, 2024
Pedestrians cross Queen Street in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2024. A Statistics Canada report found that investment per worker by Canadian businesses declined by about 20 per cent between 2006 and 2021, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, pictured in Ottawa on May 4, 2023, is an unlikely future prime minister, writes David Crane, but has the disciplined mind and broad experience needed to set a far-reaching research agenda and impose high standards for analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 22, 2024
Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, pictured in Ottawa on May 4, 2023, is an unlikely future prime minister, writes David Crane, but has the disciplined mind and broad experience needed to set a far-reaching research agenda and impose high standards for analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Carpe diem: In his report, MIT economist David Autor argues that AI could be a boon for many workers with basic or foundational skills. This is not a forecast, he says—it depends on what we do to make this possibility a reality. Our challenge is to help make this happen. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 19, 2024
Carpe diem: In his report, MIT economist David Autor argues that AI could be a boon for many workers with basic or foundational skills. This is not a forecast, he says—it depends on what we do to make this possibility a reality. Our challenge is to help make this happen. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 5, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 5, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | February 5, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 29, 2024
In the report, extreme weather events are defined as 'loss of human life, damage to ecosystems, destruction of property, and/or financial loss due to extreme weather events.' They are 'inclusive of land-based (wildfires), water-based (floods), and atmospheric and temperature-related (heat-waves) events, writes David Crane. Photograph courtesy of Cpl. Marc-André Leclerc, DND
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 29, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 29, 2024
In the report, extreme weather events are defined as 'loss of human life, damage to ecosystems, destruction of property, and/or financial loss due to extreme weather events.' They are 'inclusive of land-based (wildfires), water-based (floods), and atmospheric and temperature-related (heat-waves) events, writes David Crane. Photograph courtesy of Cpl. Marc-André Leclerc, DND
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 22, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 22, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 22, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 15, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Health Minister Mark Holland at the National Press Theatre on Dec. 12, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 15, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 15, 2024
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Health Minister Mark Holland at the National Press Theatre on Dec. 12, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 8, 2024
Building an economy with high-value jobs and sustained, productive growth will not happen overnight. It has to be a longer-term commitment and the benefits will take time to be realized, writes David Crane. Image courtesy of Pexel.com
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 8, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | January 8, 2024
Building an economy with high-value jobs and sustained, productive growth will not happen overnight. It has to be a longer-term commitment and the benefits will take time to be realized, writes David Crane. Image courtesy of Pexel.com
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 28, 2023
In the 2022 federal budget, Finance Minster Chrystia Freeland unveiled plans for a Canada Innovation Corporation that would support Canadian businesses to develop and protect IP, and enhance their ability to act as high-value suppliers in global value chains. But Ottawa is in no rush. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 28, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 28, 2023
In the 2022 federal budget, Finance Minster Chrystia Freeland unveiled plans for a Canada Innovation Corporation that would support Canadian businesses to develop and protect IP, and enhance their ability to act as high-value suppliers in global value chains. But Ottawa is in no rush. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 18, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 18, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 18, 2023
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, pictured on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 18, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, should provide serious analysis on the barriers to supply-enhancing productivity growth in Canada in the 2024 budget, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 18, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 18, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured, should provide serious analysis on the barriers to supply-enhancing productivity growth in Canada in the 2024 budget, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 11, 2023
Our biggest and most difficult economic challenge is not inflation. It's productivity. Yet, it's inflation, not productivity, that makes the daily headlines, writes David Crane. Image courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 11, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 11, 2023
Our biggest and most difficult economic challenge is not inflation. It's productivity. Yet, it's inflation, not productivity, that makes the daily headlines, writes David Crane. Image courtesy of Pexels
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 4, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured recently in a Hill scrum. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 4, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | December 4, 2023
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured recently in a Hill scrum. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 27, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in the lock-up before tabling the government’s fall economic statement in the House on pictured Nov. 21, 2023. Productivity really matters, yet Freeland gave it little attention in her update, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 27, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 27, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland holds a press conference in the lock-up before tabling the government’s fall economic statement in the House on pictured Nov. 21, 2023. Productivity really matters, yet Freeland gave it little attention in her update, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 20, 2023
The failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to meet the future needs of Canadians—notably those in the middle class and others who haven’t yet reached it—raises the risk of social breakdown, writes David Crane.
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 20, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 20, 2023
The failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to meet the future needs of Canadians—notably those in the middle class and others who haven’t yet reached it—raises the risk of social breakdown, writes David Crane.
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 13, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured recently at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, will deliver the fall economic update in the House on Nov. 21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 13, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 13, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured recently at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, will deliver the fall economic update in the House on Nov. 21. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 6, 2023
Our pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, and other managers of Canadian savings send billions of dollars every year to the United States, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe to invest in their growth companies while young Canadian firms find themselves starved of funds, writes David Crane. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 6, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | November 6, 2023
Our pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, and other managers of Canadian savings send billions of dollars every year to the United States, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe to invest in their growth companies while young Canadian firms find themselves starved of funds, writes David Crane. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 30, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's upcoming fiscal outlook is a critical part of the budget process because, if done properly, it sets out the framework for policy choices in next year’s budget, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 30, 2023
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's upcoming fiscal outlook is a critical part of the budget process because, if done properly, it sets out the framework for policy choices in next year’s budget, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 19, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. The reality is that the Western-dominated system of global governance created after the Second World War, and the long period of economic progress it generated, no longer works, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 19, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 19, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on the Hill. The reality is that the Western-dominated system of global governance created after the Second World War, and the long period of economic progress it generated, no longer works, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 16, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen recently on the Hill. Canada is 'among the loudest voices for fragmentation, friend-shoring and all the other simplistic impulses that have us on course for a much more dangerous and difficult world,' writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 16, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 16, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen recently on the Hill. Canada is 'among the loudest voices for fragmentation, friend-shoring and all the other simplistic impulses that have us on course for a much more dangerous and difficult world,' writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Hill on Sept. 27, 2023. The Liberal government has been committing billions upon billions of dollars of public funding and incentives which it says will lead to a badly needed high-innovation economy based on the industries of the future, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 9, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Hill on Sept. 27, 2023. The Liberal government has been committing billions upon billions of dollars of public funding and incentives which it says will lead to a badly needed high-innovation economy based on the industries of the future, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 2, 2023
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne, pictured on the Hill on Sept. 19, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 2, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | October 2, 2023
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne, pictured on the Hill on Sept. 19, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | September 25, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The United States, cheered on by Canada, is working to divide the world into competing blocs, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DAVID CRANE | September 25, 2023