What you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minutes. Hosted by the Financial Post's Emily Jackson.
Unpacking the ugly conflict over lobster fisheries in Nova Scotia
This week on Down to Business, Dalhousie’s Megan Bailey sets the record straight on the historical, legal and environmental facts of the dispute that has sparked shocking violence in southern Nova Scotia.
Will Canada's housing friendly recession last? (With Benjamin Tal, CIBC Deputy Chief Economist)
This week on Down To Business, Gabriel Friedman talks to CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Bejamin Tal about how high housing prices in the middle of one of the worst recessions in history have exposed Canada’s income inequality crisis and where the housing market is going from here.
Oil’s demise will be more gradual than many imagine (Daniel Yergin)
This week on Down To Business, Gabriel Friedman talks to pulitzer prize-winning analyst Daniel Yergin on the future of energy and Canada’s oilsands and how pipelines have become the new political battleground.
How Canada can pull from behind the curve to a world leader in EVs
This week on Down to Business, Cedric Smith, an analyst at the clean energy think tank, Pembina Institute, talks about the opportunities for this country in the green economy.
Oil and Blood: Saudi Arabia's crown prince poses a challenge for the West (with journalist and author Justin Scheck)
This week, on Down to Business, Justin Scheck, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and co-author of Blood and Oil, a new book about Saudi Arabia, discusses how the oil-rich nation is trying to diversify its economy. The book takes a closer look at Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who has been making huge bets on tech companies with money from the country's oil revenues.
How consumer behaviour has changed during COVID-19 (Economist Anindya Sen)
The last recession gave birth to the gig economy, in which companies like Airbnb and Uber convinced people to monetize their houses and cars. COVID will make changes too, in commerce and beyond. This week, on Down to Business, Anindya Sen, an economist at the University of Waterloo, talks about how consumer behavior has changed during the pandemic and how that in turn could change our economy.