Canada 2020 Advisory Board Chair, and former Governor of the Bank of Canada and Bank of England, Mark Carney speaks during the Canada 2020 Net-Zero Leadership Summit in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

Does Canada's economic malaise set the stage for Carney?

This week’s Hub Roundtable looks ahead to Thanksgiving weekend and discusses the general feeling of malaise that seems to permeate North America. We also debate whether this fiscal discontent sets the stage for a former central banker to take over the prime minister’s job. Are things falling into place for former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

Hub Roundtable: Canada’s standoff with India is bad news on many fronts

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the fallout from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegation of India’s involvement in the killing of a Sikh Canadian earlier this year. We also talk about the ongoing Greenbelt development scandal in Ontario and what a series of high-level resignations means for Doug Ford’s government.

Alex Scholten, co-owner of the Victory Meat & Produce Market Ltd., is shown at his store in Fredericton, Monday, April 10, 2023. Stephen MacGillivray/The Canadian Press.

The Hub Roundtable: The Liberals pick a fight with grocers

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the federal government’s demand of major Canadian grocers to come up with a plan to stabilize prices before Thanksgiving. Is this a sign of economic illiteracy from the government or poll-driven desperation? We also discuss the 2023 Global Progress Action Summit being held in Montreal.

Realtor Sandra Pike displays gifts that she presents to clients in Halifax on Friday, April 6, 2018. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press.

The Hub Roundtable: How to start a class war

This week’s Hub Roundtable discusses the bizarre state of housing in Canada, where an income near the top ten percent is necessary to get into the Toronto market. Is this creating divisions in our society down class and age lines? We also talk about the growth of the global middle class and what it means for Canada’s ability to compete in the world.