Canada’s status as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) has been bouncing back after a two-year slump caused by the oil price slump and doubts about the future of NAFTA. Before the Bell assembled a panel of business, academic and government stakeholders to examine what needs to be done to keep Canada’s investment climate competitive.
Transportation infrastructure is a crucial backbone to the Canadian economy, moving people and goods to market. While Canadians don’t tend to prioritize it as a policy issue beyond wanting increased investment, they depend on it to get to work, fly across the country and access consumer goods from around the world. Before the Bell heard from a panel of stakeholders about the challenges in the sector and what needs to happen to move it forward.
Before the Bell, with host Catherine Clark, announces its guest lineup for the Transportation Infrastructure show. The show is on February 21 at 8:00 am at the National Arts Centre.
As the rules and norms around international trade begin shifting with agreements such as the USMCA, Before the Bell spoke with stakeholders and experts to discuss the implications of the agreement for Canadian industries, how they can capitalize on it, and what other future trade opportunities exist for Canadians.
Amy Karam argues that a comprehensive plan is needed for a successful trade deal with China and the answer may just be marketing 101.
After a year of keeping a close eye on the softwood lumber file, the Forestry Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says that while the dispute continues to rage between Canada and the United States, things are still looking up for the industry. “We remain very concerned but I think the reason you’re not hearing