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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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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PODCAST | 009: The one with a bobsled

Welcome to a special, Olympics-sized episode of What the West. In this episode, we fling ourselves headfirst into the debate over whether Calgary should bid for the 2026 Winter Games. And then, we fling ourselves down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park. Canada West Foundation….we have a bobsled team? Let’s face it, Calgary is an

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Non-NAFTA measures that improve Canada-U.S. trade, explained

photo credit: ronniechua The 7th round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations are scheduled to start later this month, but there is still uncertainty about the future of the deal. Even as the three sides make slow progress on some aspects of the trade agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump’s often-uttered threat of

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