As Canada pivots its economic activity toward the future, some reflection may be needed on what we will be leaving behind in the process.
In substance and in tone, Budget 2017 takes a very different approach to international affairs than its predecessor.
The 2017 federal budget is bold in its gender-based analysis of government spending. That is a welcome step in the direction of a fairer society, but ultimately a more robust conversation around feminism and its relation to economics will be needed to achieve lasting gains.
Canada is globally praised for its universal, inclusive healthcare. Yet the federal budget for 2017 continues to grapple with health issues plaguing Canadian stakeholders, and some needs are addressed better than others.
The new economic paradigm is characterized by near-zero marginal cost thanks to greater technological efficiency. That is desirable because it allows us to do more with less, but it also contributes paradoxically to slowing economic growth.
From economic uncertainty to social upheaval, the Canadian mining industry faces a winding series of hurdles. Whether and how companies deal with these complications is telling of the state of the industry.