Chambers of commerce from Canada's biggest cities will release a campaign wish list on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, urging political parties to commit to establishing national data-governance standards, making government research more available for businesses and fully harnessing the value of intellectual property.
Canadians last heard the Bank of Canada's take on the economy in the early days of summer — and the timing of its next update has the potential to tinge political debate during the federal election campaign.
David MacNaughton, the U.S. ambassador who became the fulcrum of the federal Liberal government's strategy for managing relations with an impetuous and unpredictable White House, says he plans to step down from the post at the end of the summer.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing pressure from civil society groups to update Canadians before the October election on his government's review of a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
The pitched political debate about the future of Canada's nascent infrastructure financing agency doesn't reflect the ongoing behind-the-scenes talks on projects with provincial governments of various partisan stripes, says the Crown corporation's chief executive.
A Conservative government, if elected this fall, would work to fix Canada's relationship with Saudi Arabia by trying to build back rapport with the kingdom in areas that it considers of mutual interest.