Category Archives: Economy

WATCH: Conflict or Cooperation? Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump

Written on March 22, 2017 at 10:38 am, by

Via Latin American Research Centre: Conflict or Cooperation? Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump Roundtable event on March 3, 2017 at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus. Carlo Dade, Director of the Trade & Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation, answers the question “What is the future of inter-American policy in the age

Alberta Budget 2017: Tough times mean saying ‘How’ not ‘No’ to innovation

Written on March 17, 2017 at 10:26 am, by

In tough times, private sector enterprises are forced to cut expenses, find efficiencies, streamline operations, innovate to develop new, more cost-effective ways of doing things. Every government should have the discipline to do the same. And frankly, that should be a constant effort. There is much to worry about if the royalty revenue forecasts in

Premier Wall’s trip to Iowa a smart move for Saskatchewan

Written on March 15, 2017 at 9:34 am, by

Canada’s close geographic proximity and long-standing preferential trading relationship with the U.S. can no longer be taken for granted. With the new U.S. administration’s “America First” trade agenda and its intention to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it is more crucial now than ever for both Ottawa and the provinces to advance

To get a softwood deal with Trump, Canada should take these 5 messages to Washington

Written on January 20, 2017 at 9:39 am, by

Photo credit: iStock, BasSlabbers Donald Trump officially becomes U.S. president today, and will begin implementing his trade agenda. He comes to office touting his plans for “creating jobs and wealth for American workers.” Canada’s best hope in resolving the escalating softwood lumber dispute is to use this to our advantage. Canada has a very short window

Border Democrats’ turn on NAFTA a reality check for Canada

Written on January 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm, by

As Canadian leaders and policy-makers gather insights to respond to recent political upheaval in the U.S., an interesting trade development below the border early in the new year has so far flown mostly under the radar. Embed from Getty Images   In January, a group of House Democrats who were part of the vocal anti-TPP

New generation of debt-laden farmers must learn lessons from the past

Written on September 14, 2016 at 11:18 am, by

As a part of the Canada West Foundation’s series on debt in agriculture, we asked the farming community to provide its thoughts on the growing level of debt in the industry. This is a guest blog submitted in response to our call for comments and represents the views of the writer. You can read our survey results