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The New International Trade Dealmakers

July 30, 2009

Danielle Goldfarb 
Associate Director
International Trade and Investment Centre

Buy American policies, Buy China policies, new Brazilian steel tariffs, new Russian auto and plastics tariffs, and the list goes on and on. New trade barriers seem to face Canadian companies at every turn.

Ottawa’s job is to try and ...

The Venerable Shopping Mall Disappearing into the Sunset

July 27, 2009

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

Many consider large shopping malls—with their vast interconnected walkways, noisy food courts, and loitering groups of non-shoppers—to be an ugly blight in their suburban communities and wish they would disappear. The current recession in the United States might just grant mall-haters their ...

It Does Not Really Matter Who You Attract

July 14, 2009

Centre for Municipal Studies

For a few years now, all we have heard about is how important it is to attract creative people to your community, an idea that comes from Richard Florida. The motto goes as follows: if a community is unable to attract ...

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