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Polar Bear Meets Panda – Learning How to Trade With China

December 21, 2009

Lin Ai
Economist

The traditional custom when visiting a Chinese home is that the host will start by serving you some tea. The ‘tea’ that was served to Prime Minister Steven Harper from China was the lifting of the ban on Canadian pork exports, which are valued at $50 million ...

We Were Not Too Optimistic

December 10, 2009


Director
Centre for Municipal Studies

What a difference a few months can make. Over the course of 2009, my Conference Board colleagues and I toured the country explaining where the economy was heading to a wide variety of audiences, from business leaders to government officials. Throughout ...

Newfoundland and Labrador Leap Into the Future

December 07, 2009

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis

Seems like Newfoundland and Labrador is a popular destination these days! I had a chance recently to speak at a symposium in St. John's on the environment for industrial relations. The event was very revealing regarding the province's ...

Sun and Sand or Skates and Snow

December 03, 2009

David Redekop
Principal Research Associate
Canadian Tourism Research Institute

Most Canadians it seems would prefer to watch the 2010 Winter Olympics from the warmth of a sunny beach rather than the snowy mountains of BC. The flood of patriotic Canadians that BC’s tourism industry was counting on to ...


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