Boom and Bust

Former Canadian Minister of Industry and Health, The Honourable Tony Clement, investigates the complexities of Canadian and global political and economic systems and examines their effect on everyday Canadians.

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The State of the Canada-US Relationship

The State of the Canada-US Relationship

Tony welcomes Bruce Heyman, former US Ambassador to Canada, for a discussion on the current challenges facing both countries in this critical trade relationship

Canada’s Economic Issues

Canada’s Economic Issues

Tony welcomes back The Hon. Gary Mar, Former Alberta Cabinet Minister, and The Hon. Joe Oliver, Former Canadian Minister of Finance, to discuss the US recession and Canada’s lack of response to the global energy crisis

Ontario’s Economic Outlook

Ontario’s Economic Outlook

Tony welcomes back The Hon. Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. They discuss Ontario’s plans to revive manufacturing and other forms of economic development

When Will Central Banks Introduce Digital Currency?

When Will Central Banks Introduce Digital Currency?

Tony is joined by Dr. Peter Siklos, a Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, for an assessment of digital currency as a natural evolution in the monetary system

China’s Digital Silk Road Is a Double Edged Sword

China’s Digital Silk Road Is a Double Edged Sword

Tony welcomes De Alex He, a Senior Fellow the Centre for International Governance Innovation, to explain China’s Digital Silk Road initiative and the global security concerns surrounding it

Does Canada Still Work?

Does Canada Still Work?

Tony welcomes back Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities Ltd., to discuss the Central Bank’s decision to raise interest rates and other economic ‘pot holes’ that need to be filled in Canada

Drone Technology and Capabilities

Drone Technology and Capabilities

Tony welcomes Bradley Bowman, Senior Director at the Center On Military & Political Power in DC, to discuss the innovation and deployment of drones for military combat

Is Canada’s Economy Broken?

Is Canada’s Economy Broken?

Tony is joined by The Hon. Gary Mar, Former Alberta Cabinet Minister, The Hon. Joe Oliver, Former Canadian Minister of Finance, and Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Trade Minister, to discuss what the recent interest rate hikes mean for our economy

The Future of Tech

The Future of Tech

Tony is joined by Ian Khan, tech expert and futurist, to discuss the crypto crash and what the future looks like for Web3, blockchain technologies, and the metaverse

Will There Be Relief At The Pumps?

Will There Be Relief At The Pumps?

Tony welcomes The Hon. Dan McTeague, former MP, and current President of Canadians For Affordable Energy, to address shifting public opinion in response to the unprecedented surge in the price of gas and oil

Is China Faltering?

Is China Faltering?

Is the concern over China’s economic, political and military rise overwrought? Tony welcomes Craig Singleton, Senior China Fellow at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies to address China’s standing as a global power.

Jean Charest’s Vision for Canada

Jean Charest’s Vision for Canada

In his ongoing series of interviews with Conservative Party leadership contenders, Tony welcomes The Hon. Jean Charest, to outline his ideas and policies for the leadership race and for Canada

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Tony Clement

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Tony Clement

The Honourable Tony Clement has had a long and distinguished career, spanning four decades in politics, law, and business.

Tony was a long-standing member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Cabinet (2006-2015). He served in a variety of senior roles including as Minister of Health, Industry, and as President of the Treasury Board. He was instrumental in creating the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Mental Health Commission, opening up the telecom market, crafting Canada’s digital and open data strategies, as well as balancing the federal budget.

Prior to federal politics Tony served in the cabinets of Ontario Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves (1997-2003), taking leadership positions as Minister of Transportation, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

As a business entrepreneur he has led IT companies and has provided strategic advice both nationally and internationally. He continues to operate in international circles, with strong connections in the USA, UK, Europe, South America and Asia. He also currently hosts the podcast “And Another Thing”, with co-host Jodie Jenkins.

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