Category: Business

Buy Canadian economics carry a steep cost

While Canadians may embrace buying Canadian food products in retaliation for the trade dispute with the U.S., it won’t come cheap By Sylvain Charlebois Senior Fellow Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” –…
Open for business? Not B.C.

B.C. government sending all the wrong signals to investors, which could lead to a rude economic awakening By Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre & Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute Consumer spending and a hot real estate market have helped buoy British…
Serving up an unpalatable business model

Restaurants are struggling to find staff and keep profit margins healthy. But automation and careful management can help By Roslyn Kunin Columnist Troy Media If you’re going to a restaurant, don’t go hungry. Just about every coffee shop and eating…
The death of the carbon tax revenue neutrality myth

Without B.C.’s revenue-neutral tax as a template, other provinces are free to indulge in foolish green fund spending orgies By Peter Shawn Taylor Contributor Canadians for Affordable Energy The dream of a revenue-neutral carbon tax is over. The notion of…
Clueless Trudeau government botches tax reform

The amount of taxes extracted from working Canadians driven by “modest deficits” spiralling out of control By Gwyn Morgan Contributor Troy Media The throaty growl coming from entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers and even farmers across the country in response to Finance…
B.C. budget abandons any hope for efficient carbon tax

Subsidizing green projects with revenue from carbon taxes may be politically popular but it’s fundamentally misguided policy By Kenneth P. Green, Elmira Aliakbari & Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute In its first budget, B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government recently said…
Another Trudeau turns on Western Canada

Justin risks a similar fate to his father’s if he also allows the radical wing of his party to undermine the economy By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media The 2015 federal election campaign may be fading from our memory but…
Are great sales people born or trained?

Selling might come naturally to some people, but there’s often more than meets the eye to a truly great salesperson By David Fuller Columnist, Troy Media The Gilbert family seem like they were born to sell. Will Gilbert sold 16…