Economy, Trade & Jobs

In an increasingly uncertain world, our economy has been doing well compared to many other countries. But the middle-class has been losing ground and inequality continues to grow. Young people must be able to step into the workforce; trade needs to be diversified. Overall, Canada's economy needs a retool to ensure a better future for its citizens. How to attain these objectives?

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1.Future of Work/ 2.Combating Hate (Vancouver Nov16)

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INVITATION to TWO ROUNDTABLES 9:30 – 11:30 am Roundtable on Combating Hate: Respecting diversity, overcoming discrimination and hate; 12:00–1:30 pm Roundtable on The Future of Work Preparing for the world of less full time jobs, the “Gig Economy”, high …

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Copyright Reform Needed – International Panel (Nov7)

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COPYRIGHT REFORM NEEDED TO HELP CANADIANS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET Canadian, global voices weigh in as feds negotiate NAFTA and ahead of soon- to-begin Copyright Act review Ottawa, Nov. 7, 2017—As the federal gove …

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GTA> SOHI . CROMBIE . JEFFREY (Nov1)

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INFRASTRUCTURE IN MISSISSAUGA & BRAMPTON Collaborating to meet the needs of rapid growth SOHI . CHIARELLI . CROMBIE . JEFFREY November 1, 2017; 4:00 to 6:00 pm Location: Mississauga City Hall (12th Floor); 300 City Centre Drive Mississauga Keynote spea …

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Energy Innovation in Ontario! (Tor: Oct 26 – Sold out)

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The Pearson Centre’s Econ4Tmro Series presents: ENERGY INNOVATION IN ONTARIO! A dynamic conversation about new technologies for a low carbon economy Thursday, October 26, 2017; 12:30 to 2:00 pm; Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toro …

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Canadian Tax Policy and the Trump Agenda: Conference Call

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Many will say that our tax policy works well for Canada, with some tweaks always needed. It is balanced and internationally competitive. But our system could be rocked shortly by comparatively radical reductions in corporate and personal income tax rat …

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NAFTA needs Benefits for Everyone – Seccareccia

By Mario Seccareccia

When former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney negotiated and signed the original Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) in 1989, followed by then newly-elected Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s endorsement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) i …

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Tax Policies for a Fair & Productive Economy – Boadway

By Robin Boadway

Recent years have witnessed slow growth rates and persistently high rates of return on wealth, leading to an erosion of real incomes for most people and windfall gains for the top 10 percent. Investment has yet to recover from the 2008 financial crisis …

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Trump’s Tax Plan and Ours – Bédard


By Mathieu Bédard

Time to reconsider the Canadian tax plan? A few months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to reduce the federal corporate tax rate in the United States from its current top rate of 35% down to 15%. While the president’s legislativ …

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Charting a new course on trade policy – Dias


By Jerry Dias

If there is one glimmer of good news from the last U.S. election it’s that a bright political spotlight has been shone on global trade policy – including in Canada. Trade agreements have long played a central role in Canada’s economic strategy. Trade a …

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