National Newswatch

The cost of landing on Saudi Arabia’s bad side will be big

Aug 7 2018 — Kevin Carmichael — News of Canada’s apparent ejection from the list of countries that stand to benefit from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s largesse reminded me of something that Stephen Poloz, the Bank of Canada governor, said last month. It was from his interview with the Financial Post. I had asked Poloz if he thought Canadian aluminum […]

Why some businesses might be OK with a populist Trudeau budget

Feb 22 2017 — Kevin Carmichael — Bay Street star David Rosenberg, known for his forecasting skills, made the news last week by spreading rumours. The Globe and Mail reported on February 16 that Rosenberg, famous for predicting the U.S. housing bust, told his followers that he had heard that Finance Minister Bill Morneau is planning to “soak the rich” in his […]