BLOG | The sharing economy takeover

Getting from A to B or finding a place to stay on a weekend getaway has never been so easy. Statistics Canada reports that the sharing economy has now become an annual $1.3 billion industry in Canada, which is only slightly smaller than Canada’s fishing, hunting and trapping industry. Globally, the sharing economy is estimated

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China Brief | One Year Special Edition

In the year since the China Brief launched, the relationship between China and Canada has been on a rollercoaster. This happened as economic and political worlds collided between the U.S. and China, with major implications for the West. The next year will see the federal and provincial governments grapple with how to deal with China,

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China Brief | Edition 013

IN THIS EDITION: Trudeau returns from the China-Canada Leaders’ Dialogue; speculation continues to swirl about the impact of that USMCA clause on the Canada-China economic relationship; and mini terracotta warriors (!). Read more… Quote “We have to be quiet and not grandstand. But we’re about the only country in the world that both [China and

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China Brief | Edition 07

Edition 07: How the heating-up China-U.S. trade war could impact Canada, a look at what Destination Canada achieved on its mission to China, and why the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is going to invest in China’s rental housing sector. Read more… Quote of the week “Yes, the U.S. far surpasses China in terms of its

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BLOG | Travelling Indigenous

This blog was originally published in tea&bannock. July 9, 2018 If you know me now, you know that every other sentence that comes out of my mouth begins or ends in “New Zealand.” If you don’t know me, I spent the past three years studying law in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and I recently returned to Canada

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BLOG | How western Canadian businesses can benefit from dramatic tariff reductions in the CPTPP

On May 22, the federal government tabled the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), taking the first step towards ratifying the multilateral trade deal. While it’s still unclear when the deal will get over the finish line, once it’s in effect, there are big opportunities for western Canadian businesses. The

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