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 – Vaccine Production

Vaccines: Where are we? Why are we short? What’s the holdup? What can we do to prevent this? Tony tackles these issues with Elliot Hughes of Summa Strategies.

Boom and Bust – The Cost of Violence

Boom and Bust looks into the parallels of prosperity and peace as he welcomes renowned expert Steve Killelea

Boom and Bust – Canada’s Economic Report Card

Is Canada keeping up with the rest of the world economically? Tony Welcomes CEO Bill Robson, from the CD Howe Institute to discuss their report

Boom and Bust – Knee Jerk Politics Under The Microscope

Tony Welcomes Commentator Danielle Smith to look discuss the consequences of a ‘Knee Jerk’ Political Culture

Boom and Bust – Science and Discovery

Boom and Bust – Science and Discovery

Biotherapeutics expert Dr Molly Shoichet joins Tony to talk about the state of R&D in Canada.

Boom and Bust – Federal Finances: Hon. Ed Fast, Shadow Minister of Finance

Boom and Bust – Federal Finances: Hon. Ed Fast, Shadow Minister of Finance

Shadow Minister of Finance, Hon. Ed Fast talks all things finance with Tony in this episode of Boom and Bust.

Boom and Bust – Big Tech Antitrust

Boom and Bust – Big Tech Antitrust

Today Tony talks with Ashley Baker, Director of Public Policy from Washington DC about Antitrust and tech privacy laws.

Boom and Bust – Fiscal Situation Post-Shuffle

Boom and Bust – Fiscal Situation Post-Shuffle

Ontario Finance Minister Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy joins Tony to discuss the state of the Ontario economy and the upcoming budget.

Boom and Bust – Canada on the International Trade Front

Boom and Bust – Canada on the International Trade Front

Dean Allison, host of The Hill Update, joins Tony to discuss Canada’s place on the trade front.

Boom and Bust – The Growth of Tech Innovation In Canada

Boom and Bust – The Growth of Tech Innovation In Canada

Ben Bergen, The Executive Director of the Council of Canadian Innovators, joins Tony to discuss Canada’s Global Standing in Tech Innovation

Boom and Bust – The State of US/Canadian Relations

Boom and Bust – The State of US/Canadian Relations

Tony Welcomes two CANADA-US experts, Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr Zachary Paikin, to discuss the clashing interests of both the Canadian and the new US administrations.

Boom and Bust – The Panel Weighs In On Current Issues Facing The Nation

Boom and Bust – The Panel Weighs In On Current Issues Facing The Nation

The Monthly Panel of Canadian Political and Business Leaders weigh in on The New US Administration and Why Pipelines are Vital to Canada’s Economy.

Boom and Bust – Living and Working Online

Boom and Bust – Living and Working Online

Covid-19 has shifted the online experience. What are businesses doing to increase efficiencies and create a better experience? Tony welcomes leaders the software services field to discuss.

Boom and Bust – The Future of Canada’s 60 Billion Dollar Farming Industry

Boom and Bust – The Future of Canada’s 60 Billion Dollar Farming Industry

Tony welcomes former Minister of Agriculture, The Hon. Gerry Ritz and CEO of CNSRV-X, Alison Sunstrum, to look at the greatest challenges facing Canada’s Massive Agriculture Industry.

Boom and Bust – We Need to Put Cancer Treatment Back in Focus

Boom and Bust – We Need to Put Cancer Treatment Back in Focus

Tony speaks with leading experts in Healthcare Innovation to explore the challenges and advancements in treating Cancer Patients

Boom and Bust – How The Pandemic has changed our Digital World

Boom and Bust – How The Pandemic has changed our Digital World

Tony is joined by Telecom tech Entrepreneur, Germain Lamonde to discuss Artificial Intelligence, cyber and digital infrastructure and innovation in Canada.

Boom and Bust – The Future of The CFL

Boom and Bust – The Future of The CFL

How Long Can the CFL Survive Without Fans? Tony is joined by a former team owner as well as a current GM to discuss the next evolution of this truly unique league.

Boom and Bust – Can We Trust The Government with our Data?

Boom and Bust – Can We Trust The Government with our Data?

Two tech experts join Tony to discuss the threats to our Government’s fragile data security and how that affects the everyday Canadian.

Boom and Bust – Exclusive Interview with Rachel Curran from Facebook Canada

Boom and Bust – Exclusive Interview with Rachel Curran from Facebook Canada

Tony and Rachel discuss how Facebook wrestled with how to deal with Donald Trump and the changing dynamic of Social Media in 2021.

Boom and Bust – Is Radio Dead? Is Podcasting Replacing it?

Boom and Bust – State of Play on the Gaming Front in 2021

Boom and Bust – State of Play on the Gaming Front in 2021

Gaming is a far bigger industry in Canada than meets the eye. Tony gets us an inside view from some of the industries brightest stars.

Boom and Bust – Is Protectionism Good or Bad For Canada?

Boom and Bust – Is Protectionism Good or Bad For Canada?

Tony welcomes back senior editor at C2C Journal, Peter Shawn Taylor, to look at Canada’s dependency on International Trade and the risks of self sufficiency.

Boom and Bust – The Economic Forecast for 2021

Boom and Bust – The Economic Forecast for 2021

Tony welcomes back a powerhouse panel of political and business leaders to discuss whether we should be optimistic about an economic rebound in 2021.

Boom and Bust – Is Your Online Identity Safe?

Boom and Bust – Is Your Online Identity Safe?

How can we protect our digital identity? Tony is joined by industry leaders to discuss the risks to a society that lives online.

Boom and Bust – Are We on the Verge of a Complete Reset of our Economy?

Boom and Bust – Are We on the Verge of a Complete Reset of our Economy?

Are we on the verge of a complete reset of our economy? Tony welcomes back The Hon. Joe Oliver, former Ontario Trade Minister Sandra Pupatello, Canada West Foundation head Gary Mar for some healthy debate

Boom and Bust – What is the Strategy for a Plastic Net Zero?

Boom and Bust – What is the Strategy for a Plastic Net Zero?

Industry leaders join Tony to discuss the impacts of the Government’s Plastics ban as well as new innovations paving the way for a Plastic Net Zero future.

Boom and Bust – How to Weather the Second Wave Without Adding to Your Debt

Boom and Bust – How to Weather the Second Wave Without Adding to Your Debt

Tony is joined by the Assistant VP of Equifax Canada, Rebecca Oakes, to look at consumer credit trends and how we can avoid going further into debt.

Boom and Bust – The Path To Economic Recovery In The West

Boom and Bust – The Path To Economic Recovery In The West

MP Pat Kelly (Calgary- Rocky Ridge) MP Brad Redekopp (Saskatoon West) and Lawyer Douglas Richardson join Tony to discuss the road back for Western Economies already hit hard before COVID-19

Boom and Bust – 70% of Hotels on the Brink

Boom and Bust – 70% of Hotels on the Brink

Tony takes a sobering look at the Tourism Industry which has been decimated by COVID-19.

Boom and Bust – How Realistic is Our Net Zero Pledge?

Boom and Bust – How Realistic is Our Net Zero Pledge?

Tony welcomes Professor of Economics, Dr Ross McKitrick to discuss whether our economy is structured to handle the Government push towards Green Energy.

Boom and Bust – Now Hiring. The Desperate need for skilled labourers in Canada.

Boom and Bust – Now Hiring. The Desperate need for skilled labourers in Canada.

Canada is on the verge of a post-pandemic boom, but are there enough qualified workers to fill these jobs? Tony is joined by a panel to discuss what must be done to attract young workers back to the trades.

Boom and Bust – How Do We Get Out of Historic Debt Levels?

Boom and Bust – How Do We Get Out of Historic Debt Levels?

Sahir Khan, an expert in Fiscal Studies, joins Tony to discuss a possible path out of our current historic debt levels.

Boom and Bust – Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Innovation

Boom and Bust – Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Innovation

Tony Welcomes some of the top minds in the medical Field to discuss the Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Innovation.

Boom and Bust – How The Music Industry is Reinventing Itself

Boom and Bust – How The Music Industry is Reinventing Itself

Tony welcomes Alan Cross and Gil Moore to the panel to discuss how the music industry is reinventing itself as a result of the pandemic.

Boom and Bust – The Benefits of Technology at the Cost of Our Privacy

Boom and Bust – The Benefits of Technology at the Cost of Our Privacy

Tony Welcomes Global Privacy and Cybersecurity expert Eduardo Ustaran, to discuss the ease of access to our personal data.

Boom and Bust – Impending Doom for Canadian Airports

Boom and Bust – Impending Doom for Canadian Airports

Impending doom for Canada’s airports. Journalist Peter Shawn Taylor joins Tony to explain why he believes bankruptcy may be best for the decimated industry.

Boom and Bust – Manitoba’s Post Covid 19 Gameplan

Boom and Bust – Manitoba’s Post Covid 19 Gameplan

Manitoba has lost 1.5 billion in personal revenue during COVID-19. How will they recover? Tony Welcomes The Honourable Scott Fielding, Finance Minister of Manitoba to discuss.

Boom and Bust – Cyberattackers are Ready to Expose Canadian Vulnerabilities

Boom and Bust – Cyberattackers are Ready to Expose Canadian Vulnerabilities

Canadian businesses are under the gun to protect customers as cyberhackers are threatening to expose vulnerabilities in Canada’s online security. Tony welcomes Security expert, Ray Boisvert to see if there is a game plan.

Boom and Bust – 160,000 Small Businesses at Risk of Going Under

Boom and Bust – 160,000 Small Businesses at Risk of Going Under

Tony welcomes Dan Kelly, The President of The Canadian Federation of Independent Business for an important, yet sobering discussion on the toll Covid-19 has had on the Private Sector in Canada.

Boom and Bust – Can Big Cities Survive the Pandemic?

Boom and Bust – Can Big Cities Survive the Pandemic?

Mary Rowe, President & CEO of The Canadian Urban Institute, joins Tony for a fascinating discussion on what Canada’s cities might look like post pandemic.

Boom and Bust – How the Canadian Mining Sector has Thrived during a Pandemic

Boom and Bust – How the Canadian Mining Sector has Thrived during a Pandemic

Tony welcomes top minds from The Mining Sector for an in-depth look at the current state of the industry and analysis of Canada’s position in the international markets.

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.

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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.