Commentary

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Survey: Measuring the integration of metrification across the country

The 1970s were a time of change in Canada, not just politically and sociologically but also in the way we measured things. The process of metrification took more than a decade and ultimately saw...

Strengthening B.C.’s transportation and trade infrastructure

Climate change and supply chain resiliency guide key infrastructure investments

China does not seek conflict in the Taiwan Strait; the United States does

Recently, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited the region of Taiwan, which seriously violated the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint...

Survey: Housing, property taxes, crime top list of voter concerns in Metro Vancouver

In some Metro Vancouver municipalities, the candidates who will participate in this year’s municipal elections are practically finalized. There are still rumours about who could jump in, as well as...

Why it’s time for a North American Infrastructure Bank

Canada can enhance its competitiveness through joint infrastructure improvements with its largest trade partner

Editorial: LNG expansion opposition is ill-advised

It would be fitting for Metro Vancouver’s Climate Action Committee to be rechristened a climate inaction committee to reflect its recommendation to the region’s board of directors to oppose...

Survey: Ambivalence now prevails over pandemic game plans in Canada

As Canadians enter the last month of the summer, our focus on the COVID-19 pandemic is not as intense as it used to be. No restrictions and mandates are currently in place, and a significant...

Executive exhaustion alert: rethinking ways to salvage top-end talent

Have sympathy for the boss. The era of executive exhaustion is upon us. It is fair to say that pity is tough to muster for those up the pay grade with the privileges and the prime parking spot. But...

Survey: Trans Mountain pipeline expansion opposition decreasing in Western Canada

In the spring of 2018, the attention of British Columbians and Albertans appeared fixated on the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It took a few more months for the federal government...

Survey: Canadians seeing more dark clouds on their financial, economic horizon

A couple of weeks ago, the Labour Force Survey showed Canada’s unemployment rate falling to a new all-time low of 4.9 per cent. At the same time, Canada’s inflation rate increased to 8.1 per cent,...