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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Boom and Bust | A Look at the Vitality of the Canadian Supply Chain

Boom and Bust | A Look at the Vitality of the Canadian Supply Chain

There are many challenges facing Canada’s manufacturing industry. Tony welcomes an expert panel to discuss Canadian Ports and their vital link to bringing goods into the market

Boom and Bust | New Zealand and Canada Trade

Boom and Bust | New Zealand and Canada Trade

Tony welcomes the Hon Tim Groser, Former New Zealand Trade Minister, to look at the two billion dollar trade relationship between Canada and New Zealand and Canada’s pivotal role in global agricultural trade.

Boom and Bust | An Account of Flooding in BC

Boom and Bust | An Account of Flooding in BC

The flooding in BC is about to get worse. What does it look like right now and what are the ramifications of what’s already happened?

Boom and Bust | The Implications of the Alberta Referendum

Boom and Bust | The Implications of the Alberta Referendum

Dr. Bill Bewick, executive director of fairness Alberta, joins Tony to explain what the results of the referendum reveal about Alberta citizens’ feelings towards equalization and fiscal federalism.

Boom and Bust | The BItcoin Dilemma

Boom and Bust | The BItcoin Dilemma

Tony welcomes back cryptocurrency expert and futurist, Ian khan, for an in-depth discussion on the volatile crypto market, as well as his new film, the bitcoin dilemma.

Boom and Bust | Monthly Market Update

Boom and Bust | Monthly Market Update

Thomas Caldwell, chairman of Caldwell Securities Ltd. Joins Tony to discuss the current market volatility and outlook as Canada continues to climb out of the pandemic.

Boom and Bust | Looking at Canada’s Largest European Export Market

Boom and Bust | Looking at Canada’s Largest European Export Market

Tony welcomes her excellency, Sabine Sparwasser, Germany’s ambassador to Canada, as she continues to examine Canada’s trade relations with key countries.

Boom and Bust | The Cost of Housing in Canada

Boom and Bust | The Cost of Housing in Canada

Tony welcomes the Hon. Peter Van Loan, lawyer and municipal planning expert, to help peel back the many layers of the housing affordability crisis in Canada.

Boom and Bust | How Energy Costs Could Signal the Era of Inflation

Boom and Bust | How Energy Costs Could Signal the Era of Inflation

Tony welcomes back the Hon. Joe Oliver, former Federal Minister of Finance, and Gary Mar, former Alberta Cabinet Minister, for a discussion on the G20 summit, COP26, and what they mean for the future of Canada’s economy.

Boom and Bust | Past Sacrifices and Present Challenges

Boom and Bust | Past Sacrifices and Present Challenges

Noted historian and author, Dr. John Robson, joins Tony for a remembrance day look back at the political climates surrounding the great world wars and how they compare to the present-day challenges with China.

Boom and Bust | The Link Between Canada and Cuba Is Beyond Tourism

Boom and Bust | The Link Between Canada and Cuba Is Beyond Tourism

Tony welcomes Nancy Lussier, president of the Canada-Cuba Chamber of Commerce, for an examination of the nearly 1 billion dollars bilateral trade relationship between the two nations.

Boom and Bust | Understanding the Importance of Canada/India Trade

Boom and Bust | Understanding the Importance of Canada/India Trade

Tony welcomes Dr. Amitendu Palit, Senior Research Fellow from The National University of Singapore for a unique perspective on the growing trade relationship between Canada and India

Boom and Bust | Mutual Interests for Canada and Israel

Boom and Bust | Mutual Interests for Canada and Israel

Tony welcomes special guest, and chairman of the Israel-Canada chamber of commerce, Yehuda Raveh, for a look at the unique economic relationship between the two countries.

Boom and Bust | Smart Cities vs. Intelligent Cities

Boom and Bust | Smart Cities vs. Intelligent Cities

Louis Zacharilla, the co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum in New York, joins Tony to discuss strategies for smaller communities to attract growth and opportunities.

Boom and Bust | Is a Supply Shortage Good for the Economy?

Boom and Bust | Is a Supply Shortage Good for the Economy?

Tony welcomes back Thomas Caldwell, Chairman, Caldwell Securities Ltd. to discuss the state of the markets and economy in these disruptive times.

Boom and Bust | Toothless Competition Bureau

Boom and Bust | Toothless Competition Bureau

Canadian competition law has not been updated in more than two decades. Tony talks with the co-authors of a paper on how to modernize for a digital world.

Boom and Bust | Many Economic Challenges Facing Canada

Boom and Bust | Many Economic Challenges Facing Canada

Tony welcomes back The Hon. Joe Oliver, former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello, and former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar, for a discussion on the many challenges facing Canada’s new government

Boom and Bust | Uncovering the Pandora Papers

Boom and Bust | Uncovering the Pandora Papers

With the release of the Pandora Papers Tony talks with James Cohen, Executive Director at Transparency International Canada, to understand the scope and impact of this document.

Boom and Bust | Understanding China’s Global Intentions and Strategies

Boom and Bust | Understanding China’s Global Intentions and Strategies

Dr. James Fergusson, Professor of Political Studies, joins Tony to unravel China’s complicated domestic and foreign ambitions.

Boom and Bust | An Honest Review of Canada’s Deficit and Taxation Situation

Boom and Bust | An Honest Review of Canada’s Deficit and Taxation Situation

Tony welcomes Kevin Page, former Parliamentary Budget Officer and now current President and CEO of The Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at U of Ottawa, to talk about the Liberal Governments’ fiscal plans.

Boom and Bust | Mutual Interests for Canada and Israel

Boom and Bust | Mutual Interests for Canada and Israel

Tony welcomes special guest, and Chairman of The Israel-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Yehuda Raveh, for a look at the unique economic relationship between the two countries 

Boom and Bust | Preston Manning on Lockdowns, Religion and Populism

Boom and Bust | Preston Manning on Lockdowns, Religion and Populism

The Honourable Preston Manning joins Tony for Part 1 of a feature conversation about the state of Canada.

Boom and Bust – The Right Hon. Brian Mulroney

Boom and Bust – The Right Hon. Brian Mulroney

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney sits down for a candid interview as he shares his inspired vision for Canada, post COVID-19

Boom and Bust | Australia vs. Facebook

Boom and Bust | Australia vs. Facebook

Tony looks at who won the Australia vs. Facebook saga and why it matters. He is joined by David Clement and Dr. Sinclair Davidson.

Boom and Bust | G7, China threat, Cybersecurity HFX, Can-US Trade

Boom and Bust | G7, China threat, Cybersecurity HFX, Can-US Trade

Hon. Peter MacKay joins Tony for a feature discussion on Canada/China and United States/Canada relations, cybersecurity, the recent G7 summit and more.

Boom and Bust | What Is Canada Going to Look Like in the Future?

Boom and Bust | What Is Canada Going to Look Like in the Future?

Dr. Ian Brodie, Professor of Political Science at The University of Calgary joins Tony to dissect party platforms and what Canada may look like in a post-Covid world.

Boom and Bust | Financials: Post Pandemic

Boom and Bust | Financials: Post Pandemic

Guest host Catherine Murray is joined by Steve Di Gregorio, portfolio manager at Canoe Financial for an in-depth conversation about markets and post-covid recovery.

 

Boom and Bust | Indigenous Railroads: Financing the Backbone of an Infrastructure Corridor

Boom and Bust | Indigenous Railroads: Financing the Backbone of an Infrastructure Corridor

Tony is joined by two leaders from the First Nations communities in Northern Ontario and Northern Manitoba to talk resource development and rail systems.

Boom and Bust | What We Need to Hear on the Debate Stage

Boom and Bust | What We Need to Hear on the Debate Stage

Tony welcomes national columnist and commentator, Sabrina Maddeaux, and Adjunct Scholar from the Fraser Institute, Matthew Lau to discuss what is missing in the federal party platforms

Boom & Bust | Taking the Temperature of Canadians Over the Federal Election

Boom & Bust | Taking the Temperature of Canadians Over the Federal Election

The Hon. Christian Paradis joins Gary Mar and The Hon. Joe Oliver, to look at what is important to Canadians in this year’s federal election and how the major parties are faring so far

Boom and Bust | Will We Ever Be Unified on Energy?

Boom and Bust | Will We Ever Be Unified on Energy?

Danielle Smith, host of The Danielle Smith Report, joins Tony to look at how the future of the energy industry is playing a role in the election

Boom and Bust | This Election Is Too Close to Call

Boom and Bust | This Election Is Too Close to Call

Tony welcomes former Federal Minister of Agriculture, The Hon. Gerry Ritz to the panel with Gary Mar and The Hon. Joe Oliver, to dissect some of the pressing topics for the last week of the election.

Boom and Bust | Looking at Eastern and Western Canada as Campaigns Roll-on

Boom and Bust | Looking at Eastern and Western Canada as Campaigns Roll-on

Tony is joined by Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO at Haultain Research Institute, to check the temperature in Eastern and Western Provinces as the Election Looms.

Boom and Bust | The Biggest Issues After Week Four of the Election

Boom and Bust | The Biggest Issues After Week Four of the Election

Stephen Taylor joins Gary Mar and The Hon. Joe Oliver, to examine a variety of topics leading up to the Federal debates

Boom and Bust | 65% Of Canadians Didn’t Want This Election

Boom and Bust | 65% Of Canadians Didn’t Want This Election

Tony welcomes pollster, Quito Maggi for his discernment on the volatile federal election including some of the biggest surprises so far

Boom and Bust | Looking for New Answers to Our Government Reliance

Boom and Bust | Looking for New Answers to Our Government Reliance

Tony welcomes Elliot Hughes, from Summa Strategies and Franco Terrazzano, from The Canadian Taxpayers Federation to look at some of Ottawa’s long term issues that need to be addressed

Boom and Bust | Is Our Federal Debt the Biggest Election Issue?

Boom and Bust | Is Our Federal Debt the Biggest Election Issue?

Retiring MP Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan) joins Tony to discuss the election and the many challenges that our leaders need to address in order to get Canada back on its feet

Boom and Bust | Searching for Clarity in the Canadian Energy Sector

Boom and Bust | Searching for Clarity in the Canadian Energy Sector

Tony welcomes a panel of energy experts to discuss a recent report on the extent that Canadian oil companies are following the environmental, social, and governance reporting model

Boom and Bust | Recipes for Quebec’s Economic Success

Boom and Bust | Recipes for Quebec’s Economic Success

Tony is joined by Catherine Loubier, former Delegate General for Quebec in New York City, to look at the rising issue of protectionism and what it means for the future of trade with the US.

Boom and Bust | The Election and The Economy

Boom and Bust | The Election and The Economy

Tony welcomes The Founder and Chairman of Caldwell Securities, Thomas Caldwell to discuss what Canadians should and need to see from Ottawa during and after the election.

Boom and Bust | Is It Time to Turn Off the Stimulus Taps in Ottawa?

Boom and Bust | Is It Time to Turn Off the Stimulus Taps in Ottawa?

Tony welcomes Aaron Wudrick and Philip Cross from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute think tank to break down party platforms before the federal election.

Boom and Bust | The Future of Britain: Post-Brexit, Post-Pandemic

Boom and Bust | The Future of Britain: Post-Brexit, Post-Pandemic

Today on Boom and Bust: Lord Daniel Hannan joins Tony to talk about post-pandemic, post-Brexit UK trade ties and the future of carbon emissions.

Boom and Bust | Korean International Relations From a Canadian Perspective

Boom and Bust | Korean International Relations From a Canadian Perspective

In his ongoing series on international trade, Tony is joined by Stewart Beck, President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada for an enlightening discussion on Canada’s relationship with Korea.

Boom and Bust | The Problems With a Government Spending Its Way Out of Debt

Boom and Bust | The Problems With a Government Spending Its Way Out of Debt

Boom and Bust | Steven Globerman, International Business Professor at Western Washington University, tackles the subject of Modern Monetary Theory and the long-term effect on the everyday Canadian.

Boom and Bust | Bitcoin as a viable currency and NFT’s

Boom and Bust | Bitcoin as a viable currency and NFT’s

Today on Boom and Bust Tony talks with filmmaker Ian Khan, about his documentary: “The Bitcoin Dilemma” as well as the sudden rise of the NFT market.

Boom and Bust | Monthly Panel: Pandemic Travel, Booster Shots, and a Federal Election

Boom and Bust | Monthly Panel: Pandemic Travel, Booster Shots, and a Federal Election

Tony welcomes back the Hon. Joe Oliver, Former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello, and former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar for a discussion on the state of the pandemic and the looming election call.

Boom and Bust | Circular Eco & Carbon Conversion Technologies

Boom and Bust | Circular Eco & Carbon Conversion Technologies

Entrepreneur Michael Binnion joins Tony to chat about using innovations to recycle carbon into sought-after goods, thereby assisting in the transition to a net-zero economy.

Boom and Bust | Legal Panel – Law Sector Modernization During/Beyond COVID

Boom and Bust | Legal Panel – Law Sector Modernization During/Beyond COVID

Law services have been slow to adopt new technology. Covid forced that to change. Tony talks to two innovators advocating for systemic technological change.

 

Boom and Bust | Thomas Caldwell on the Markets and COVID Recovery

Boom and Bust | Thomas Caldwell on the Markets and COVID Recovery

Tony has his monthly check-in with Thomas Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Securities, to talk about market vulnerability, commodities pricing, Canada-US border closures, and the competition for talent.

Boom and Bust | Update From Main St: CFIB and COVID Recovery

Boom and Bust | Update From Main St: CFIB and COVID Recovery

Dan Kelly, President of the CFIB joins Tony for a checkup on the small businesses.

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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.