China Brief | Six Month Special Edition

In this six month special edition: We’ve spent the last several months following China in Western Canadian media. Here’s what we’ve learned – and a look forward to what’s next. See a pdf of the six month special edition China Brief here Canada’s relationship with China is increasingly important, and the Western provinces are paying

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China Brief | Edition 09

Edition 09: Golden opportunities for Canadian energy amid the U.S.-China trade fight, Wayne Gretzky is boosting China’s hockey profile and a rare public protest in China. Read more… Quote of the week “The Chinese people have really rallied around hockey. Someone told me that last year, Pittsburgh and Nashville had 36 million people in China that

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China Brief | Edition 08

Edition 08: Concerns about a currency war in the China-U.S. trade fight, the possibility of more Chinese investment in Canada, and why the U.S. launched tariff challenges against several WTO countries. Read more… Quote of the week Instead of a quote – a picture! Chinese factory workers making Trump 2020 banners (photo credit: REUTERS/Aly Song). Oh, the

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BLOG | What the U.S. has – and hasn’t – learned since the last time it slapped tariffs on imported steel

The aluminum and steel tariffs President Donald Trump slapped on Canada last week may have caught some Canadians by surprise. But it’s not the first time in recent history that that the U.S. has imposed tariffs on imported steel (albeit not on Canada) – and done so immediately in advance of U.S. congressional mid-term elections.

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BLOG | Canada’s steel and aluminum industry, and the impact of U.S. tariffs

Canada suddenly finds itself locking horns with the United States over steel and aluminum. The first salvo came from the U.S., which as of June 1, enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the EU – steel will have a 25% tariff going into the United States, and aluminum will have

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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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