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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

Boom and Bust | The Real Story Behind Canadian Fiscal-Federalism

Boom and Bust | The Real Story Behind Canadian Fiscal-Federalism

Tony is joined by author Dr. Mary Janigan and Suzanne Anton of the Canada West foundation to discuss fiscal federalism and why it’s essential and hotly debated at the provincial level.

Boom and Bust | An Examination of Canada/Japan Relations

Boom and Bust | An Examination of Canada/Japan Relations

Dr. Charles McMillian has a breadth of knowledge in Japan/Canada relations. Tony drills down into several areas of this relationship leading up to the Summer Olympics.

Boom and Bust | Feature Interview: Hon. John Baird

Boom and Bust | Feature Interview: Hon. John Baird

Hon. John Baird joins Tony on a wide-ranging discussion on the economy post-Covid.

Boom and Bust | “Life After COVID: What’s Next for Canada?”

Boom and Bust | “Life After COVID: What’s Next for Canada?”

Colin Craig, President of Second Street joins Tony to discuss how to combat unemployment without busting the national budget.

Boom and Bust | As the Workplaces Reopen, the Lawsuits Will Begin

Boom and Bust | As the Workplaces Reopen, the Lawsuits Will Begin

Lawyer Howard Levitt joins Tony to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of returning to the office post-covid.

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 | AI: Past, Present and Future

Boom and Bust | AI: Past, Present and Future

The use of AI is skyrocketing. Everything from trading and lending to your refrigerator is starting to include AI: Ashley Casovan, executive director at the Responsible AI Institute joins him to discuss.

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 | 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 | Energy: Multi-Year Bull Market Opportunity

Boom and Bust | Energy: Multi-Year Bull Market Opportunity

Today on Boom and Bust: Guest host Catherine Murray is joined by Eric Nuttall, Senior Partner at NinePoint Partners, to discuss the sector’s recovery, his prospects for development and what he thinks the future will look like.

Boom and Bust | Driver Shortage in Canada

Boom and Bust | Driver Shortage in Canada

As older truck drivers retire, who will take their place? Tony tackles that issue and many others with a panel of experts in the Canadian trucking industry.

Boom and Bust | Innovation: Travel Post-Covid

Boom and Bust | Innovation: Travel Post-Covid

This time on Boom and Bust: How has the travel industry fared through covid and what does the reopening plan look like? Tony talks to two industry leaders.

Boom and Bust | The Nightmare of Toronto’s Housing Problem

Boom and Bust | The Nightmare of Toronto’s Housing Problem

In his article, “TO’s housing problem is becoming a sci-fi nightmare,” Chris Spoke, founder of the company August, makes a case for identifying Toronto’s landscape.

Boom and Bust | Thomas Caldwell on the Markets

Boom and Bust | Thomas Caldwell on the Markets

Thomas Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Securities, joins Tony for a monthly chat. Topics cover Global minimum corporate tax, a Canadian covid exit strategy and more.

Boom and Bust | Bill C-15, Energy Development and Environmentalism

Boom and Bust | Bill C-15, Energy Development and Environmentalism

Today on Boom and Bust: Hon. Joe Oliver and Gary Mar join Tony to discuss the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ application in Canada, energy development and environmental shareholder activism.

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 | Digital Health During COVID

Boom and Bust | Digital Health During COVID

In his ongoing series on the healthcare industry, Tony is joined by Keith Loo, CEO of Skinopathy. A covid startup that uses AI to detect skin disorders from your smartphone.

Boom and Bust | C10, Tech Industry and Tech Development In Canada

Boom and Bust | C10, Tech Industry and Tech Development In Canada

Michael Geist joins Tony to chat about how Bill C10 could shape users’ interaction on social media and other generated content. It’s not looking good. Also, they discuss how streaming could get more expensive and limited to what government wants to showcase.

Boom and Bust | Envisage In the Time of Covid

Boom and Bust | Envisage In the Time of Covid

Today on Boom and Bust: Former Premier Brian Gallant discusses the future of the corporation and its social responsibilities, based upon radically changing Canadian attitudes.

Boom and Bust | Bill C10, Yea or Nay

Boom and Bust | Bill C10, Yea or Nay

Bill C10 is controversial in the house. Former CRTC Vice-Chair Peter Menzies and MP Rachael Harder weigh in now how they believe it will affect Canada’s digital landscape.

Boom and Bust | Ontario-US Relations

Boom and Bust | Ontario-US Relations

Tony welcomes Ian Todd, Ontario’s Representative to the US to talk about Ontario-US trade.

Boom and Bust | Line 5 Post-May 13th

Boom and Bust | Line 5 Post-May 13th

Today on Boom and Bust: David Yager, Energy Policy Analyst and MP Marilyn Gladu, Sarnia-Lambton talk about Line 5 pipeline post May 13.

Boom and Bust | Thriving and Surviving – A Discussion on Canadian Small Business

Boom and Bust | Thriving and Surviving – A Discussion on Canadian Small Business

Our Millennial entrepreneur’s panel is back. This time they’re talking about post-covid business development. Full disclosure, they’re excited.

Boom and Bust | Intellectual Property Protections

Boom and Bust | Intellectual Property Protections

Richard Owens, Munk Senior Fellow at the Laurier Institute think tank joins Tony for an in-depth discussion on intellectual property rights and why Canada lags behind In innovation.

Boom and Bust | The Expedited Shift Towards Digital

Boom and Bust | The Expedited Shift Towards Digital

Tony welcomes an expert tech panel to discuss the challenges of building company culture in a work-from-home environment.

Boom and Bust | Canada’s Economy: Now and Tomorrow

Boom and Bust | Canada’s Economy: Now and Tomorrow

Thomas Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Securities, joins Tony with thoughts on what is needed to drive Canada’s economy forward both during and after Covid.

Boom and Bust | The Upside Of Canada’s Economic Future

Boom and Bust | The Upside Of Canada’s Economic Future

Former Governor of The Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz joins Tony for An in-depth discussion on the State of the Canadian economy In strange times.

Boom and Bust | Is Canada’s Economic Growth Sustainable?

Boom and Bust | Is Canada’s Economic Growth Sustainable?

Tony welcomes back The Hon. Joe Oliver, Former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello and former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar for a discussion on the federal budget and Canada’s surprising first quarter growth.

Boom and Bust | Making Sense of Canada’s Real Estate Market

Boom and Bust | Making Sense of Canada’s Real Estate Market

Tony welcomes Tim Hudak, The CEO of The Ontario Real Estate Association with a look at The factors contributing to Canada’s real estate boom.

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 | Critical Minerals, Emerging Markets & China’s Dominance

Boom and Bust | Critical Minerals, Emerging Markets & China’s Dominance

Tony talks with a panel of battery materials experts about the future of resource development and how China is affecting Canadian manufacturers.

Boom and Bust | The Markets

Boom and Bust | The Markets

Today Tony talks with Thomas Caldwell, Founder and Chairman of Caldwell Securities about the state of the economy, the federal budget, and how we’re looking coming out of covid.

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 | Budget 2021

Boom and Bust | Budget 2021

Today on Boom and Bust: Tony digests Federal Budget 2021 with Former Finance Minister the Hon. Joe Oliver.

Boom and Bust | Future of Auto Industry in Canada

Boom and Bust | Future of Auto Industry in Canada

David Paterson, Vice President Corporate & Environmental Affairs at GM talks with Tony about the future of of electric vehicles and the auto sector in Canada.

Boom and Bust | Deceptive Union Rules Plaguing ON SME Owners

Boom and Bust | Deceptive Union Rules Plaguing ON SME Owners

Union making rules are odd. Tony talks to one business owner who tells her story.

Boom and Bust | Canadian Securities Reform

Boom and Bust | Canadian Securities Reform

Walied Soliman chair of the Capital Markets Modernization Committee joins Tony to discuss the recommendations to the Ontario Government on securities reform.

Boom and Bust | Fintech – Panel

Boom and Bust | Fintech – Panel

Fintech is quickly becoming the go-to medium for markets. Tony helps break down several elements of this technology with a panel of field practitioners.

Boom and Bust | Update On The Health Of The Canadian Economy

Boom and Bust | Update On The Health Of The Canadian Economy

Tony Welcomes The Federal Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Aaron Wudrick, for an important discussion on Canada’s deficit.

Boom and Bust | Canada’s Fiscal Situation and The Challenges With China

Boom and Bust | Canada’s Fiscal Situation and The Challenges With China

Tony welcomes back the Hon. Joe Oliver, Former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello and former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing Canada today with respect to China.

Boom and Bust | Budget 2021 — Part 2

Boom and Bust | Budget 2021 — Part 2

Tony talks with Dr. Jack Mintz about Canada’s fiscal health, pre-COVID, during COVID and post COVID.

Boom and Bust | Budget 2021 — Part 1

Boom and Bust | Budget 2021 — Part 1

Former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page has a frank discussion with Tony about the state of the Canadian economy heading into the spring budget.

Boom and Bust | Line 5: Impact on Ontario

Boom and Bust | Line 5: Impact on Ontario

Today on Boom and Bust: Tony talks with Cody Battershill and Jocelyn Bamford about the potential impact of the line 5 shutdown on the Ontario and Canadian economy.

Boom and Bust | CFIB President Dan Kelly on Lockdowns and Ontario’s Spring Budget

Boom and Bust | CFIB President Dan Kelly on Lockdowns and Ontario’s Spring Budget

Boom and Bust talks lockdowns, Ontario’s spring budget and the effects of COVID on small business one year in.

Boom and Bust | eSports in Canada

Boom and Bust | eSports in Canada

Tony talks eSports with Tom Rogers, Chairman of Engine Media and co-founder of CNBC.

Boom and Bust | BREXIT: Navigating New Normal for Canadian Exporters

Boom and Bust | BREXIT: Navigating New Normal for Canadian Exporters

Today on Boom and Bust Tony takes on a post Brexit and COVID world in the exports market.

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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.