May 7, 2021

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Report

Short-term planning no longer enough to deal with Alberta’s mounting fiscal challenges: U of C

The recent declines in natural resource revenues paired with long-term volatility in the sector are combining to pose serious difficulties for Alberta moving forward, writes Trevor Tombe in this new report for University of Calgary. Serious sensible and gradual reforms are required to ensure the province can navigate this uncertain fiscal situation and maintain sustainable finances.

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May 6, 2021

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In Conversation

Hollywood’s China problem: The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood

China is a major market that Hollywood is seeking to take advantage of. But this is proving increasingly thorny for major studios as China’s censoriousness and humans rights abuses become all the more prevalent. What factors are playing into this dynamic, and how should the western world approach doing business with China? The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood discusses.

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Report

Is industrial policy the best way to tackle modern economic challenges?

Industrial policy, once a long-dead idea, is gaining traction on both the left and the right these days. President Biden has included it as a centrepiece in his new economic plan, and parts of the right have advocated for it as well, from Marco Rubio to American Compass. This report from the Niskanen Center examines the best way to apply these policies so as to overcome the daunting challenges facing the American economy.

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May 5, 2021

May 4, 2021

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Report

Canada’s post-pandemic competitiveness depends on our digital connectivity: PPF

Our digital infrastructure has been crucial to allowing a bulk of our workforce to keep their jobs and the broader economy to function as people have transitioned to working from home over the past year. Many of these changes are likely to persist post-pandemic, and our recovery will rely on the strength of our digital connectivity, outlines this report from Public Policy Forum.

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May 3, 2021