Unleashing the Ring of Fire

Connor Colvin  Politicians have described the Ring of Fire as a “game changer”, a “multi-generational economic opportunity” and “the most promising mining opportunity Canada has seen in a century.” In fact, a recent report by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) corroborates these optimistic claims and has described it as an “unparalleled opportunity for Ontario…

Power Struggles: Energy Security and Equality in Canada

Tara Sackett Interest by remote Indigenous communities in Canada for building alternative energy systems – including renewable projects such as run-of-river hydro and wind, but also systems such as wind-diesel hybrids or combined heat and power – has been increasing in recent decades. “Off-grid” communities, which are not connected to the main electricity grid, may…

Ontario Emerges Stronger at the 10th Annual Economic Summit

Julia Salzmann Broaden your horizons by pursuing a career in the public policy sector, invest in yourself by pursuing meaningful education and do a job that you love…but try to get someone to pay you for it. That was the gist of the advice that Canada’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, had for…

My Summer Was Great, How Was Yours? Rounding Up Summer Happenings in the Asia-Pacific – Part Two

Ernest Chong We continue our Asia-Pacific summer event round-up with a look at what’s new with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade initiative touted to be the key to liberalizing the region’s economies.  Trans-Pacific Partnership In June, Canada and Mexico became the newest members to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) multilateral free trade negotiations. While the addition…