Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, on March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Biden plan and the Trudeau precedent

Paul Wells: America’s massive new infrastructure plan is a lot like Canada’s. Now, will it receive more serious monitoring and follow-up than Trudeau’s effort?
Justin Trudeau

For the hard luck Liberals, the pot bill is a rare moment of triumph

As the House breaks for summer, there’s carbon pricing, Indigenous reconciliation, economic worries—and more problem files for the Trudeau government

The risks facing Canada’s drinking water

Opinion: We shouldn’t be framing a discussion about water in isolation of considerations like infrastructure
Eglinton Crosstown progress

Can the Liberals’ infrastructure bank live up to political promises?

The infrastructure bank, and its plan to lure private money to finance ’transformative’ projects, is still a question mark for many Ottawa watchers
Dominic Barton Bill Morneau

Dominic Barton wants Justin Trudeau to think big about the economy. Will he?

Trudeau’s top economic advisor has said Canada needs ’bold and immediate action’ to stave off stagnation, but the government has been slow to live up to the challenge
Amarjeet Sohi

Amarjeet Sohi defends the Liberals’ infrastructure bank

The infrastructure minister on how the bank would use private money to serve the public interest—and safeguard itself against corruption
Large deep pothole in Montreal street, Canada.(Shutterstock)

Infrastructure spending: It’s about the evidence, stupid!

The budget includes measures that should help governments make informed, evidence-based infrastructure investments
A bridge is seen under construction in Toronto

Canada’s uneven journey to the new normal

Sure, the economic update offered more money for infrastructure, but economists say the problems facing Canada’s economy run deeper
Incoming Bank of Canada governor Poloz smiles during a news conference announcing his appointment in Ottawa

Stephen Poloz to corporate Canada: Cheer up

The Bank of Canada governor would like to counter the persistent sense of pessimism in the economy and encourage business to invest once again
Canada slow

Why Canada’s economy can’t pick up speed

A look at the long-term demographic trends that have held back growth, and could continue to do so for years to come