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 | Supply Chains, Critical Minerals and the Post Covid world

Boom and Bust | Supply Chains, Critical Minerals and the Post Covid world

Tony is joined by MP Randy Hoback, Shadow Minister for International Trade and Supply Chain Resilience, to talk about the state of the shipping industry, and the current unpredictability of the Canada/US relationship.

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 | The New “Right to Disconnect” Law

Boom and Bust | The New “Right to Disconnect” Law

The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, joins Tony to discuss how COVID has shifted how we work and how the province’s Working for Workers Act will impact every business and employee.

Boom and Bust | Economic Outlook For 2022

Boom and Bust | Economic Outlook For 2022

As 2022 rolls around, Tony welcomes Dr. Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow at The University of Calgary, for a check up on Canada’s economy.

Boom and Bust | Dissecting The Latest Lockdowns

Boom and Bust | Dissecting The Latest Lockdowns

Tony welcomes back The Hon. Joe Oliver, former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello, and former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar, for a discussion on the new round of restrictions, as well as changes in the healthcare system.

Boom and Bust | Impacts of COP26

Boom and Bust | Impacts of COP26

Dr. Tammy Nemeth joins Tony for a one-on-one to break down the Allan Inquiry and the ramifications of COP26.

Boom and Bust | Homelessness: A Municipal Examination

Boom and Bust | Homelessness: A Municipal Examination

Homelessness will always be an issue according to Patrick Luciani, Senior Political Writer at The HUB. He joins Tony for an honest conversation about some of the issues surrounding the best ways to treat the homeless.

Boom and Bust | Creator Expose: Quick Dick McDick

Boom and Bust | Creator Expose: Quick Dick McDick

In a change of pace, Tony invites Youtube personality, Dickson Delorme AKA Quick Dick McDick to get his take on the state of the nation.

Boom and Bust | A Visit on Canada/US Relations

Boom and Bust | A Visit on Canada/US Relations

Softwood lumber is back in the news. Tony looks at that and other Canada/US trade-related topics with former us congressman, John Faso.

Boom and Bust | Ontario’s Influence on the Southern U.S.

Boom and Bust | Ontario’s Influence on the Southern U.S.

Ontario Agent-General Jag Badwal talks with Tony about all things entrepreneurial in cross border trade and why Ontario is so important to the U.S. economy.

Boom and Bust | A Look Back at 2021

Boom and Bust | A Look Back at 2021

Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities, joins Tony to look back at highlights, surprises, and disappointments of 2021 and offers an economic outlook for 2022.

Boom and Bust | Independent Contractors and Future Development

Boom and Bust | Independent Contractors and Future Development

Tony welcomes Jordan Bateman, VP of the Independent Contractors and Business Association, to discuss adaptation due to labour shortages over the past 2 years, and the need to get non-union skilled trades onto public works for future development.

Boom and Bust | China and Russia’s Economic Interference

Boom and Bust | China and Russia’s Economic Interference

Tony welcomes Marcus Kolga to discuss the growing dominance of China and Russia in Africa and why he believes the west needs to intervene.

Boom and Bust | Independent Contractors and Future Development

Boom and Bust | Independent Contractors and Future Development

Tony welcomes Jordan Bateman, VP of the Independent Contractors and Business Association, to discuss adaptation due to labour shortages over the past 2 years, and the need to get non-union skilled trades onto public works for future development.

Boom and Bust | China and Russia’s Economic Interference

Boom and Bust | China and Russia’s Economic Interference

Tony welcomes Marcus Kolga to discuss the growing dominance of China and Russia in Africa and why he believes the west needs to intervene.

Boom and Bust | A Look Back at 2021

Boom and Bust | A Look Back at 2021

Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities, joins Tony to look back at highlights, surprises, and disappointments of 2021 and offers an economic outlook for 2022.

Boom and Bust | Independent Contractors and Future Development

Boom and Bust | Independent Contractors and Future Development

Tony welcomes Jordan Bateman, VP of the Independent Contractors and Business Association, to discuss adaptation due to labour shortages over the past 2 years, and the need to get non-union skilled trades onto public works for future development.

Boom and Bust | China and Russia’s Economic Interference

Boom and Bust | China and Russia’s Economic Interference

Tony welcomes Marcus Kolga to discuss the growing dominance of China and Russia in Africa and why he believes the west needs to intervene.

Boom and Bust | The State of the Oil and Gas Industry in Newfoundland/Labrador

Boom and Bust | The State of the Oil and Gas Industry in Newfoundland/Labrador

Tony welcomes Newfoundland and Labrador Senator, David Wells,  for a window into the province’s robust oil and gas industry and how they are adjusting to meet many of today’s challenges and regulations.

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 | Cancel Culture and Canada’s Innovation Economy

Boom and Bust | Cancel Culture and Canada’s Innovation Economy

Associate Professor of Chemistry at McGill University, Dr. Pat Kambhampati, joins Tony to share how identity politics and ‘wokeism’ have bled into the scientific community, challenging free-thinking and innovation.

Boom and Bust | Will the Federal Government Hit Deficit Projections?

Boom and Bust | Will the Federal Government Hit Deficit Projections?

Ahead of Minister Freeland’s fiscal update, Tony sits down with Yves Giroux, the Parliamentary Budget Officer of Canada, for a look at some of the factors playing into the federal budget forecasts.

Boom and Bust | Pandemic Recovery, Supply Chains and Flooding in B.C.

Boom and Bust | Pandemic Recovery, Supply Chains and Flooding in B.C.

Tony welcomes David Clement, North American Affairs Manager at Consumer Choice Center, and Colin Craig, President of secondstreet.Org for an in-depth discussion on Canada’s preparedness for emergencies in the light of the ongoing British Columbia flooding catastrophe.

Boom and Bust | Flooding and Omicron Creating Economic Disruptions

Boom and Bust | Flooding and Omicron Creating Economic Disruptions

Tony is joined once again by Former Ontario Trade Minister Sandra Pupatello and Former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar to dissect the issues impacting Canada’s economy and challenging its recovery.

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 | Canadian Premiums for Insurance Among Highest In OECD

Boom and Bust | Canadian Premiums for Insurance Among Highest In OECD

Alister Campbell, Senior Fellow, CD Howe Institute joins Tony to break down insurance premiums across the country and how they stack up to rates from around the world.

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 | 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.

 

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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.