Canada

Money Demand Has Very Little To Do With Recessions

One often encounters assertions that recessions are the result of an excess demand for money (or some variant), based on various equilibrium arguments. Although one could superficially interpret recessions in such a fashion, the issue is that this interpretation does not help analyse the business c ...

Have We Lost Legalization?

What doesn’t the Alberta government get about legalization?  To be part of their legal distribution industry, “an applicant that is or was a participant in the unlawful cannabis trade, including illegal retail or medical sales… will not be eligible for a retail cannabis licence.” That’s ...

Alberta auditor general spotlights the resource rollercoaster

Author: Steve Lafleur When oil prices were high, successive governments spent freely as though the good times would never end. Read more about Alberta auditor general spotlights the resource rollercoaster Tags:  debt and deficit alberta deficit alberta debt natural resources oil price ...

New Edmonton Ballet, New Partnership, And A New Artistic Director

As the former Citie Ballet – now Ballet Edmonton – takes a name change the company will also start a new partnership with the Fine Arts & Communications Faculty at MacEwan University involving a performance space and other possible collaborations. Finally, Ballet Edmonton has announced that one ...

Through the WTO, Canada could reaffirm its commitment to multilateral institutions

Author: Steven Globerman Retaliatory Canadian tariffs will hurt Canadian consumers. Read more about Through the WTO, Canada could reaffirm its commitment to multilateral institutions Tags:  trade tariffs trade barriers NAFTA WTO Justin Trudeau donald trump export import ...

Why we are still not owners of Canadian banks

Early last year we published "Why we are not owners of Canadian Banks today,” which summarized our rationale for avoiding investing in the industry. Now, nearly 18 months later, we thought it was a good time to provide an update. We will touch on what has changed and then review capital levels, wh ...

The Latest in Mortgage News – The Stress Test & A Slowing Housing Market

There’s been no shortage of new data pointing to slower home sales and tempered price growth across the country. Most of the blame has been directed at OSFI’s new stress test, which preceded the slowdown when it came into effect on January 1. Here’s a sampling of recent reports on the state of ...

A dance with love and fear: the Yoko Ono exhibit and the Takashi Murakami exhibit in Vancouver (Canada)

It seems Japanese artists are ‘having a moment’. There’s a documentary (Kusama—Infinity) about contemporary Japanese female artist, Yayoi Kusama, making the festival rounds this year (2018). Last year (2017), the British Museum mounted a major exhibition of Hokusai’s work (19th Century) a ...

Ontario’s price on carbon pollution must continue to work for the economy and the environment (media release)

This is a clear recognition that a price on carbon enhances competitiveness and innovation for industry and is indispensable in reducing emissions in a cost-efficient way. ...

Cut the growth of growth commissions

Author: William Watson Ontario needs policies that encourage Ontarians to spend more energy and imagination working and innovating. Read more about Cut the growth of growth commissions Tags:  ontario economy doug ford Jack Mintz innovation entrepreneurship work effort taxes minimum wa ...