Deloitte report warns of growing Canadian cybersecurity talent gap

Deloitte report warns of growing Canadian cybersecurity talent gap
A new report by Deloitte says Canada is facing growing demand for cybersecurity talent that schools and other organizations are struggling to address. The consultancy says demand for cyber talent in Canada is climbing by seven per cent annually and estimates there will be more than 5,000 cybersecurity roles to fill between 2018 and 2021, but did not say how big a recruitment shortfall... Read More

Searching for daycare is an ordeal, but economists say don’t blame the market

Searching for daycare is an ordeal, but economists say don’t blame the market
Free market forces have given Canadians the ability to summon meals or cars at the touch of a button and demand a million dollars for an urban bungalow; but, as frustrated parents know all too well, the same forces haven’t solved the problem of finding childcare. The Canadian daycare market has a well-established surplus of demand, resulting in anxiety-inducing waitlists — joined as... Read More

Bains announces $26.7 million investment in space technology

Bains announces $26.7 million investment in space technology
MONTREAL — Science Minister Navdeep Bains has announced an investment of more than $26.7 million in space technology that will benefit 33 Canadian companies. Bains says the new money will support 46 projects and create or secure 397 jobs. He made the announcement today at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue facilities of MDA on the western tip of the island of Montreal. The minister was also... Read More

Internal CSIS note details ‘mega trends’ set to alter economy, society, security

Internal CSIS note details ‘mega trends’ set to alter economy, society, security
OTTAWA — From cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to the rise of millennials, a top-secret document by Canada’s spy agency explores the so-called “mega trends” on its radar and details how they will transform the economy, society and security. The evolution of these trends — set to play out over the next five to 15 years — will unlock new opportunities and new threats, said the recently released document prepared for Michel Coulombe, who... Read More

B.C.’s new business as usual: political and economic uncertainty

B.C.’s new business as usual: political and economic uncertainty
NDP election win prompts waves of uncertainty that threaten investment and economic growth in B.C. By Lydia Miljan Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute A shadow hangs over British Columbia’s political and economic future. Last spring, B.C. went through one of its most tumultuous and uncertain elections in years. No party received the majority of seats in the May 9 election,... Read More

Diversifying your portfolio in one neat package

Diversifying your portfolio in one neat package
An ETF is a low-cost mutual-like fund that trades on the stock market, with a significantly different fee structure By Bill Green Columnist, Troy Media Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) seem to be all the rage. There are more than 600 ETFs traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and it seems like new ones are being created almost every day. An ETF... Read More

Taxing professionals no way to grow the economy

Taxing professionals no way to grow the economy
The Canadian government has eliminated tax credits without using the resulting revenues to cut rates more broadly By Charles Lammam & Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute The Liberal Party ran on and won the 2015 federal election in large measure because of its promise to improve the economy. Unfortunately, in too many cases the actions of the now-governing Liberals run... Read More

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada
Controls were intended to ease consumer anger over rare but large price fluctuations. But government isn’t meant to be an anger management therapist By Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Gasoline price controls are a major burden for the minor benefit of having less mercurial cost fluctuations. Government policies are often contradictory. This isn’t directly the result of conspiracy... Read More

Comparing investment returns is a tricky task

Comparing investment returns is a tricky task
Each investor is unique in their goals and personal risk tolerance, so their investment portfolio should be customized to their situation By Bill Green Columnist, Troy Media You worked hard for your money and, in turn, your money should be working hard for you. However, when comparing returns, you need to be sure you’re making a fair comparison. Investors often... Read More