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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Ontario Tax Report Card

Ontario Tax Report Card

Tony welcomes Jay Goldberg, Interim Director for Ontario at The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, with suggestions for the Doug Ford Government in order to help Ontario taxpayers.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Tony welcomes Mandy D’Autremont, V.P. of Marketing Partnerships at The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, to discuss CFIB’s new online cybersecurity education program to train Canadian businesses in this area.

What is the Metaverse?

What is the Metaverse?

Tony welcomes Lorne Sugarman, CEO of Metaverse Group, a virtual land company, to explore the Metaverse of today, and what it will look like in the near future.

The Importance of Canada’s Arctic Region

The Importance of Canada’s Arctic Region

Tony is joined by Madeleine Redfern, Executive Director (Northern Branch) of Arctic 360, Canada’s premier Arctic think tank, with updates on security issues and economic development in the region.

Quebec Energy Issues

Quebec Energy Issues

Tony welcomes Renaud Brossard, Senior Director of Communications at the Montreal Economic Institute. He’ll discuss MEI’s research into Quebec’s energy supply and security issues.

Canadian Economic Update

Canadian Economic Update

Tony Is Joined by the Honourable Gary Mar, Head of the Canada West Foundation, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Former Canadian Minister of Finance & Minister of Natural Resources, and Sandra Pupatello, Former ON Economic Development Minister.

Canada-South Korea Economic Relations

Canada-South Korea Economic Relations

Tony Is Joined by His Excellency Woongsoon Lim, Ambassador of South Korea to Canada, to Discuss Trade Between Canada and South Korea and the Ways in Which Both Sides Are Working to Boost Their Economic Relationship.

What to Expect from 2023

What to Expect from 2023

Tony welcomes back Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities Ltd., to dive deeper into what we can expect from 2023.

What Was and What Is to Come for Canadian Markets

What Was and What Is to Come for Canadian Markets

Tony Welcomes Thomas Caldwell, Chairman of Caldwell Securities, for a Look Back at a Wild Year on the Canadian Markets, and Whether There Should Be Reason for Optimism for 2023.

Canadian Economic Update – 2022 in Review

Canadian Economic Update – 2022 in Review

Tony Is Joined by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Former Canadian Minister of Finance & Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Gary Mar, Head of the Canada West Foundation, and Sandra Pupatello, Former on Economic Development Minister.

The Economic Ties Between Canada and Spain

The Economic Ties Between Canada and Spain

Tony welcomes His Excellency H.E. Alfredo Martinez Serrano, Ambassador of Spain to Canada, to discuss the two like-minded nations and their bilateral trade relationship.

Canada-Japan Ties

Canada-Japan Ties

Tony is joined by Tokuro Furuya, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Canada, to discuss Canada’s relationship with Japan in terms of trade, defense and security, and diplomatic ties.

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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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