PODCAST | What the West? 012: Talking about talking about carbon taxes

In this episode, we’re talking about talking about carbon taxes. What do people know about carbon taxes? What do they think about them? What is it like talking about them across the political divide? Host Nick Martin talks with Mark Cameron from Canadians for Clean Prosperity, former policy director for Prime Minister Harper and a

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China Brief | Edition 3

Edition 3: We take a deep dive into Chinese investment in Canada, Minister MacAulay heads to China to sell Canadian ag, and the China-U.S. trade spat simmers. Also, panda cubs! Quote of the week: “As far as investments go, this one is pretty black and white.” – Rachel Notley on the pandas at the Calgary Zoo.

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BLOG | The economic downturn has left thousands of Calgarians unemployed. We want to find a better way to match them with new jobs, in different industries.

Interested in taking part in a workshop and building a competency profile? • Sign up for one of our competency workshops in Calgary here – see calendar for Build Your Competency Profile to Optimize Your Career Search and Job Opportunities events UPDATE: Thank you Calgary for your interest in our work. Our workshops are currently full. We will add

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China Brief | Edition 2

  Edition 2: The debate around the potential sale of one of Canada’s major construction companies to a China SOE heats up; more chest-thumping on the China-U.S. trade spat; and a look at what the Canadian Senate did to get the Chinese government riled up.  Quote of the week “At a time when Western leaders

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PODCAST | What the West? 011: Come for the budgets, stay for the rap

Brace yourself – it’s budget season. Here in the West, which province actually balanced its books? Where is the debt-to-GDP ratio highest? Who is lighting up the ledgers with legal pot sales? And about that carbon tax… In this episode, we dive into the provincial budgets of B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. And, spoiler alert,

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Western Canada’s trading relationship with China

One of the pillars of Canada’s – and more specifically, Western Canada’s – relationship with China is trade. China is the second largest export market for all four Western provinces. Of course, our trade with China also includes things we import, as well as trade in services and investment. Taken together, Western Canada’s total trade

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