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Naughty or Nice? How Will Canadian Consumers Treat Retailers?

November 24, 2015

Michael Burt
Director
Canadian Industrial Outlook

With the hype of “Black Friday” just a few days away, it is worth taking a look at the state of retailing in Canada. By any reasonable measure, 2015 has been a bad year for retailers. The headlines were punctuated by hundreds of ...

Read the 6,000-Page TPP Text … but Don’t Forget the Big Picture

November 06, 2015

Danielle Goldfarb Danielle Goldfarb
Director
Global Commerce Centre

Not 24 hours into the job, Canada’s new trade minister Chrystia Freeland was handed the full 6,000-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). She has asked Canadians to become familiar with the deal and send in their comments.

The auto parts sector ...

Countries Need More Immigrants

November 04, 2015

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist
World Outlook

Anti-migrant sentiment is ramping up on both sides of the Atlantic, as some politicians appeal to deep-seated fears. Immigration has become a hot-button issue in the U.S. Republican Party for some of its presidential candidates. Most notably, Donald Trump is campaigning on ...


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