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Canada’s Next Top Markets

May 30, 2013

Associate Director
Global Commerce Centre

The common wisdom that Canada cannot reduce its dependence on the U.S. market, and that Canada will do little business elsewhere, is starting to change.

Economies in developed countries accounted for almost four-fifths of the world economy a decade ago, and now ...

Canada’s growing but “invisible” trade: services

May 29, 2013

Danielle Goldfarb Danielle Goldfarb
Associate Director
Global Commerce Centre

Will he or won’t he? Canadian news coverage is fixated on whether President Barack Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. When combined with the iconic image of trucks crossing the Canada-US border laden with goods, Canadians might reasonably think that ...

Scandinavia’s Northern Lights Shine Brightly

May 22, 2013

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist,

Economic Services

The Conference Board’s most recent “How Canada Performs” report provides a ranking of the top countries in the world based on a range of economic indicators such as employment and GDP growth (see Table). Norway sits in first place while Canada ranked sixth. Other Nordic ...

Making Robust Choices About Canada’s Energy Future

May 15, 2013

Satyamoorthy Kabilan

National Security and Strategic Foresight

The debate around what to do with Canada’s energy endowment is raging all around us. Of particular interest is what to do with the ever increasing sources of carbon-based energy sources, in the form of oil and gas, which are being ...

How Canada Welcomed Bangladeshi Clothing Imports

May 03, 2013

Associate Director
Global Commerce Centre

The recent Bangladeshi garment factory collapse that has already killed over 500 workers was horrific—and avoidable. It is now considered the deadliest accident in the history of the garment industry. The building’s owner has now been arrested, having reportedly ignored warnings about ...

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