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 – 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.

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.

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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.