Global Leaders

Provincial, Regional and Territorial Chambers Unite to Support the Government’s Actions on Tariffs and Trade

Yesterday, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber, alongside the nine provincial, regional and territorial chamber presidents representing every region of the country, have united to publicly support the government’s efforts to defend Canadian interests in the face of ...

Trade takes centre stage as long-term alliances become strained

I have been talking about the theme of disruption for well over a year. Last week’s tumultuous G7 meeting, and this week’s key U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting, illustrate exactly why this topic remains in the forefront of my concerns. All eyes were on the G7 meeting last week. Some are refe ...

Lots of award-winning mobility strategies in the June 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The June 2018 issue of Municipal Interface is all about digital transformation through mobility, whether it's choosing vendors to collaborate with, ideas for creative hardware applications, or case studies in mobility as a smart cities platform. ...

Canadian B7 Committee Opposes Recent Protectionist Measures

Today, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber and 2018 B7 Chair, as well as the Co-Chairs, Mme Monique F. Leroux and Mrs. Dawn Farrell, have sent this letter which opposes recent U.S. protectionist actions to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning.    The B7 is th ...

G7 Investors Unite on Global Initiatives?

Nathalie Wong and Josh Wingrove of Bloomberg report, Caisse and Ontario Teachers Unveil G-7 Investor Alliance:A pair of Canadian pension funds and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced an institutional investors’ “leadership initiative” aimed at boosting global efforts on cli ...

Math Not Magic: If Melanie Joly Mandates Internet Taxes, Consumers Will Foot the Bill

The government launched its telecom/broadcast review yesterday and the discussion immediately turned to Internet and Netflix taxes. Despite the wide array of issues ranging from net neutrality to the CBC before the newly established panel, for many the focus of its recommendations and the governmen ...

Is Italy headed for an EU exit?

We have devoted much time in this weekly blog to geopolitical risks. However, I have tried to stress that geopolitical risk, while disruptive, tends not to impact fundamentals – although it can certainly create a lot of turmoil in capital markets in the shorter term. A case in point is the curren ...

Prem Watsa prefers India to China

   Prem Watsa thinks the time is right for India to break out economically, with the Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH) CEO now saying his company will be doing a lot more investing in India for years to come. That represents a notably different approach than he has towards China, however, w ...

The Italian Job?

Joumanna Bercetche of CNBC reports, Traders are worried this could be the 'big unwinding' of Italian bond markets:Italian bonds have witnessed one of their worst trading weeks since the euro zone sovereign debt crisis, with many traders getting a stark reminder of the volatility that once character ...

Hashtag Trending – GDPR’s complications; Canada protects net neutrality; Trudeau to speak on Canadian infrastructure

GDPR is here, and oh boy are the big tech companies paying the price, Canada moves to formally enshrine net neutrality into law, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be speaking about Canadian infrastructure this week. ...