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 | 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.

 

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 | What We Need to Hear on the Debate Stage

Boom and Bust | What We Need to Hear on the Debate Stage

Tony welcomes national columnist and commentator, Sabrina Maddeaux, and Adjunct Scholar from the Fraser Institute, Matthew Lau to discuss what is missing in the federal party platforms

Boom & Bust | Taking the Temperature of Canadians Over the Federal Election

Boom & Bust | Taking the Temperature of Canadians Over the Federal Election

The Hon. Christian Paradis joins Gary Mar and The Hon. Joe Oliver, to look at what is important to Canadians in this year’s federal election and how the major parties are faring so far

Boom and Bust | Will We Ever Be Unified on Energy?

Boom and Bust | Will We Ever Be Unified on Energy?

Danielle Smith, host of The Danielle Smith Report, joins Tony to look at how the future of the energy industry is playing a role in the election

Boom and Bust | This Election Is Too Close to Call

Boom and Bust | This Election Is Too Close to Call

Tony welcomes former Federal Minister of Agriculture, The Hon. Gerry Ritz to the panel with Gary Mar and The Hon. Joe Oliver, to dissect some of the pressing topics for the last week of the election.

Boom and Bust | Looking at Eastern and Western Canada as Campaigns Roll-on

Boom and Bust | Looking at Eastern and Western Canada as Campaigns Roll-on

Tony is joined by Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO at Haultain Research Institute, to check the temperature in Eastern and Western Provinces as the Election Looms.

Boom and Bust | The Biggest Issues After Week Four of the Election

Boom and Bust | The Biggest Issues After Week Four of the Election

Stephen Taylor joins Gary Mar and The Hon. Joe Oliver, to examine a variety of topics leading up to the Federal debates

Boom and Bust | 65% Of Canadians Didn’t Want This Election

Boom and Bust | 65% Of Canadians Didn’t Want This Election

Tony welcomes pollster, Quito Maggi for his discernment on the volatile federal election including some of the biggest surprises so far

Boom and Bust | Looking for New Answers to Our Government Reliance

Boom and Bust | Looking for New Answers to Our Government Reliance

Tony welcomes Elliot Hughes, from Summa Strategies and Franco Terrazzano, from The Canadian Taxpayers Federation to look at some of Ottawa’s long term issues that need to be addressed

Boom and Bust | Is Our Federal Debt the Biggest Election Issue?

Boom and Bust | Is Our Federal Debt the Biggest Election Issue?

Retiring MP Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan) joins Tony to discuss the election and the many challenges that our leaders need to address in order to get Canada back on its feet

Boom and Bust | Searching for Clarity in the Canadian Energy Sector

Boom and Bust | Searching for Clarity in the Canadian Energy Sector

Tony welcomes a panel of energy experts to discuss a recent report on the extent that Canadian oil companies are following the environmental, social, and governance reporting model

Boom and Bust | Recipes for Quebec’s Economic Success

Boom and Bust | Recipes for Quebec’s Economic Success

Tony is joined by Catherine Loubier, former Delegate General for Quebec in New York City, to look at the rising issue of protectionism and what it means for the future of trade with the US.

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 Election and The Economy

Boom and Bust | The Election and The Economy

Tony welcomes The Founder and Chairman of Caldwell Securities, Thomas Caldwell to discuss what Canadians should and need to see from Ottawa during and after the election.

Boom and Bust | Is It Time to Turn Off the Stimulus Taps in Ottawa?

Boom and Bust | Is It Time to Turn Off the Stimulus Taps in Ottawa?

Tony welcomes Aaron Wudrick and Philip Cross from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute think tank to break down party platforms before the federal election.

Boom and Bust | The Future of Britain: Post-Brexit, Post-Pandemic

Boom and Bust | The Future of Britain: Post-Brexit, Post-Pandemic

Today on Boom and Bust: Lord Daniel Hannan joins Tony to talk about post-pandemic, post-Brexit UK trade ties and the future of carbon emissions.

Boom and Bust | Korean International Relations From a Canadian Perspective

Boom and Bust | Korean International Relations From a Canadian Perspective

In his ongoing series on international trade, Tony is joined by Stewart Beck, President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada for an enlightening discussion on Canada’s relationship with Korea.

Boom and Bust | The Problems With a Government Spending Its Way Out of Debt

Boom and Bust | The Problems With a Government Spending Its Way Out of Debt

Boom and Bust | Steven Globerman, International Business Professor at Western Washington University, tackles the subject of Modern Monetary Theory and the long-term effect on the everyday Canadian.

Boom and Bust | Bitcoin as a viable currency and NFT’s

Boom and Bust | Bitcoin as a viable currency and NFT’s

Today on Boom and Bust Tony talks with filmmaker Ian Khan, about his documentary: “The Bitcoin Dilemma” as well as the sudden rise of the NFT market.

Boom and Bust | Monthly Panel: Pandemic Travel, Booster Shots, and a Federal Election

Boom and Bust | Monthly Panel: Pandemic Travel, Booster Shots, and a Federal Election

Tony welcomes back the Hon. Joe Oliver, Former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello, and former Alberta Cabinet Minister Gary Mar for a discussion on the state of the pandemic and the looming election call.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

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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.