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 – Is Manufacturing Making a Comeback in Canada?

Boom and Bust – Is Manufacturing Making a Comeback in Canada?

How dependent are we on China’s supply chain? Tony is joined by Harry Moser to discuss the efforts to bring manufacturing back to the shores of the US and Canada.

Boom and Bust – Discussing the US Election with Former US Ambassador to Canada

Boom and Bust – Discussing the US Election with Former US Ambassador to Canada

Tony welcomes former US Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins to discuss the US Election results, as well as Joe Biden’s upcoming policy choices on trade, climate, manufacturing, China and more.

Boom and Bust – How The US election will affect Canada

Boom and Bust – How The US election will affect Canada

With a new US administration comes new challenges and economic opportunities for Canada. Tony is joined by chief economist Dr. Sherry Cooper to look at the road ahead.

Boom and Bust – Are Consumers a Priority for Economic Recovery?

Boom and Bust – Are Consumers a Priority for Economic Recovery?

Tony looks at Canada’s economic recovery plan with Consumer Strategists Elliot Hughes and David Clement to see whether the government has consumers as a top priority.

Boom and Bust – Can Retail Survive COVID-19?

Boom and Bust – Can Retail Survive COVID-19?

Diane Brisebois, President and CEO of the Retail Council of Canada joins Tony to discuss the realities facing the Retail industry as a result of COVID-19.

Boom and Bust – US Election: Where Do We Go From Here?

Boom and Bust – US Election: Where Do We Go From Here?

Tony is joined by a powerhouse panel of former Political leaders and Influencers to discuss The US Election and where we go from here.

Boom and Bust – Your Taxes Explained

Boom and Bust – Your Taxes Explained

Authors David Tough and Elsbeth Heaman join Tony to discuss their new book: ‘Who Pays for Canada?’

Boom and Bust – Tackling Fiscal Responsibility During COVID

Boom and Bust – Tackling Fiscal Responsibility During COVID

Tony welcomes Former Parliamentary Budget Officer of Canada Kevin Page to tackle the subject of fiscal responsibility in Covid times.

Boom and Bust – The Road To Economic Recovery

Boom and Bust – The Road To Economic Recovery

Philip Cross of The Macdonald Laurier Institute joins Tony to discuss the best way to lead an economic recovery during and after a pandemic.

Boom and Bust – The Future of Canadian Trade

Boom and Bust – The Future of Canadian Trade

Tony is joined by business leader Christian Siviere to discuss international trade relationships during a pandemic and where Canada goes from here.

Boom and Bust – An Entrepreneur and a Pandemic

Boom and Bust – An Entrepreneur and a Pandemic

Young entrepreneur and social influencer Vonny Sweetland shares how Covid19 nearly ended his business aspirations.

Boom and Bust – China and The West

Boom and Bust – China and The West

Recognized as a foremost authority on China Business Relations, Dr. Eamon McKinney joins Tony from China with a different perspective on China’s trade relationships with western nations.

Boom and Bust – Investment Realities in a Pandemic

Boom and Bust – Investment Realities in a Pandemic

Tony is joined by the President and CEO of Caldwell Investment Management, Brendan Caldwell, to look at investment realities in a COVID economy.

Boom and Bust – Breaking Down The National Debt

Boom and Bust – Breaking Down The National Debt

Tony is Joined by the Federal Director of The Canadian Taxpayers association to discuss the national debt and how it will effect everyday Canadians.

Boom and Bust | Chinese Economic Espionage Costing Canada Billions

Boom and Bust | Chinese Economic Espionage Costing Canada Billions

Tony is joined in studio by Canada/China relations expert Dr. Charles Burton to better understand China’s motivations in the global marketplace.

Boom and Bust – Economic Outlook for BC

Boom and Bust – Economic Outlook for BC

MP Dan Albas joins Tony for an in depth discussion on the current economic challenges in British Columbia and shares his vision for the future.

Boom and Bust – Alberta Economy In Focus

Boom and Bust – Alberta Economy In Focus

The Hon. Travis Toews, Finance Minister and Treasury Board President from Alberta, joins Tony for his ongoing discussion with economic decision makers across Canada.

Boom and Bust – Economic Challenges on The East Coast

Boom and Bust – Economic Challenges on The East Coast

In this episode Tony welcomes Deputy Premier and Finance Minister of Prince Edward Island, the Hon. Darlene Compton, to discuss the economic challenges facing that region.

Boom and Bust – Economic Update and Predictions

Boom and Bust – Economic Update and Predictions

Tony welcomes back a powerhouse panel of business and political leaders to discuss the economic issues of the day.

Boom and Bust – Open Data: The Good and the Bad

Boom and Bust – Open Data: The Good and the Bad

Tech entrepreneur, Bryan Smith joins Tony to discuss the concept of harvesting readily available open data that has spawned both new industries and levels of government surveillance.

Boom and Bust – Canada’s Competitiveness

Boom and Bust – Canada’s Competitiveness

The president of one of the top think tanks in Canada, Niels Veldhuis joins Tony to discuss the investment and competitiveness crisis that afflicts Canada.

Boom and Bust – Understanding Government Budgets

Boom and Bust – Understanding Government Budgets

Tony welcomes Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux to assess the federal fiscal policy and its impacts on everyday Canadians.

Boom and Bust – The Future of Tech

Boom and Bust – The Future of Tech

Tony talks tech and the future of the industry with Ray Sharma, the founder and CEO of Extreme Venture Partners.

Boom and Bust – A Discussion On Green Energy And Technical Advancements Throughout Canadian Industry

Boom and Bust – A Discussion On Green Energy And Technical Advancements Throughout Canadian Industry

Tony discusses green energy and technical advancements throughout Canadian industry with CEO Grant Fagerheim of Whitecap Resources Inc.

Boom and Bust – Ontario’s Plan For Economic Recovery

Boom and Bust – Ontario’s Plan For Economic Recovery

The Hon.Vic Fedeli joins Tony to discuss Ontario’s plan for economic recovery.

Boom and Bust – Pierre Poilievre Unpacks The Throne Speech And The Economic Impact On Canadians

Boom and Bust – Pierre Poilievre Unpacks The Throne Speech And The Economic Impact On Canadians

Pierre Poilievre unpacks the Throne speech and the economic impact on Canadians with host Tony Clement.

Boom and Bust – Part Two Discussion With Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Talking About His Time In Office and His Vision For Canada

Boom and Bust – Part Two Discussion With Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Talking About His Time In Office and His Vision For Canada

This is Part two of Tony’s discussion with Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as he looks back at his time in office and shares his inspired vision for Canada, post COVID-19

Boom and Bust – Clean Energy Initiatives and Expectations For Prime Minister Trudeau’s Throne Speech

Boom and Bust – Clean Energy Initiatives and Expectations For Prime Minister Trudeau’s Throne Speech

MP Chris Warkentin and Derek Robinson of The Buffalo Project join Tony to talk about Clean Energy initiatives and their expectations for Prime Minister Trudeau’s throne speech.

Boom and Bust – How Covid-19 Has Changed The Law Sector And What It Means For Your Bills

Boom and Bust – How Covid-19 Has Changed The Law Sector And What It Means For Your Bills

Tony welcomes a panel of experts to look at the way Covid-19 has changed the law sector and what it means for your legal bills in the future.

Boom and Bust – Dr. Jack Mintz Talks Biggest Economic Challenges Facing Canada

Boom and Bust – Dr. Jack Mintz Talks Biggest Economic Challenges Facing Canada

Dr. Jack Mintz, chair of the Alberta Premiere’s economic recovery council joins Tony to talk about some of the biggest economic challenges facing Canada outside of the COVID19 recovery..

Boom and Bust – Aboriginal Business Leader JP Gladu Talks Oil And Gas To The Path To Reconciliation

Boom and Bust – Aboriginal Business Leader JP Gladu Talks Oil And Gas To The Path To Reconciliation

Aboriginal business leader JP Gladu joins Tony to discusses a wide range of topics from oil and gas to the path to reconciliation.

Boom and Bust – The New North American Free Trade Agreement And What It Means For Canada’s Economy

Boom and Bust – The New North American Free Trade Agreement And What It Means For Canada’s Economy

Tony is joined by James Rajotte, Alberta’s senior representative to the US, to discuss the new North American free trade agreement and what it means for Canada’s economy.

Boom and Bust – A Powerhouse Panel Discusses How Canada Can Climb Out Of The Current Recession

Boom and Bust – A Powerhouse Panel Discusses How Canada Can Climb Out Of The Current Recession

Tony welcomes a powerhouse panel of business and political leaders to discuss ways for Canada to climb out the current recession.

Boom and Bust – The Race to Create the Covid-19 Vaccine

Boom and Bust – The Race to Create the Covid-19 Vaccine

DR. Robert Foster joins Tony to discuss the economics of medical research and the race to create the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Boom and Bust – Chrystia Freeland as the New Minister of Finance for Canada

Boom and Bust – Chrystia Freeland as the New Minister of Finance for Canada

The honourable Joe Oliver and Tony Discuss the hiring of Chrystia Freeland as the new Minister of Finance for Canada.

Boom and Bust – President & CEO of The Aluminum Association of Canada Talks Tariffs

Boom and Bust – President & CEO of The Aluminum Association of Canada Talks Tariffs

Tony is joined by president & CEO of the Aluminum Association of Canada, Jean Simard to discuss US Tariffs and the future of trade.

Boom and Bust – How Can Canada Climb Out The Current Recession?

Boom and Bust – How Can Canada Climb Out The Current Recession?

Tony welcomes a powerhouse panel of business and political leaders to discuss ways for Canada to climb out the current recession.

Boom and Bust – Canada’s Diplomatic Challenges with China

Boom and Bust – Canada’s Diplomatic Challenges with China

MP Garnett Genuis joins Tony to look at Canada’s diplomatic
challenges dealing an increasingly aggressive Chinese economic and global
policy.

Boom and Bust – Aaron Wudrick

Boom and Bust – Aaron Wudrick

The Federal Director of The Tax Payers Federation, Aaron Wudrick joins Tony to discuss Government accountability and fairness to taxpaying Canadians

Boom and Bust – Jean Simard

Boom and Bust – Jean Simard

Tony is joined by president and CEO of the Aluminum Association of Canada, Jean Simard to discuss US tariffs and the future of trade.

Boom and Bust – US representative John Faso

Boom and Bust – US representative John Faso

Tony is joined by former US representative John Faso to try and explain the new US Aluminum Tariffs and the future of US/Canadian trade relations

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 – Bob Pickard

Boom and Bust – Bob Pickard

Tony discusses corporate crisis communications in the age of social media with Bob Pickard of Signal Leadership Communication Inc.

Boom and Bust – Dr. Jack Mintz

Boom and Bust – Dr. Jack Mintz

Dr. Jack Mintz, chair of the Alberta Premiere’s economic recovery council joins Tony to talk about some of the biggest economic challenges facing Canada outsicde of the COVID19 recovery..

Boom and Bust – Garnett Genuis

Boom and Bust – Garnett Genuis

MP Garnett Genuis joins Tony to look at Canada’s diplomatic challenges dealing an increasingly aggressive Chinese economic and global policy.

Boom and Bust – Derek Sloan

Boom and Bust – Derek Sloan

Conservative Leadership Candidate Derek Sloan joins Tony to discuss his economic plan for a post COVID-19 recovery

Boom and Bust – Dr. Leslyn Lewis

Boom and Bust – Dr. Leslyn Lewis

On the cusp of the election, Conservative Leadership Candidate, Dr. Leslyn Lewis joins Tony to share her vision for Canada

Boom and Bust – Canada-US Relations

Boom and Bust – Canada-US Relations

Tony Clement interviews John Faso a former US Representative. They go over topics such as the recent aluminum tariffs, Canada-US relations, and supply chains with China.

Boom and Bust – 343 Billion Dollar Deficit Discussion

Boom and Bust – 343 Billion Dollar Deficit Discussion

Tony has a 343 billion dollar deficit discussion with Conservative MP Pat Kelly and Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Aaron Wudrick.

Boom and Bust – Erin O’Toole’s COVID19 Plan Of Recovery

Boom and Bust – Erin O’Toole’s COVID19 Plan Of Recovery

Tony is joined by Conservative Leadership Candidate Erin O’Toole to break down the economic impact of COVID19 and his plan for recovery.

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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.