Kevin Carmichael

Kevin Carmichael

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What It Really Takes to Build an Innovation Hub

Former rustbelts trying to lure in high-tech companies need to focus on creating the kind of cities where knowledge workers actually want to live

Why Are Canadians Losing Faith in Free Trade?

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The Canadian public, and even many business leaders, are turning their backs on free global trade deals—just when we need them more than ever

Do Tax Breaks Discourage Small Businesses From Growing?

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New IMF research suggests there’s little economic benefit in lowering taxes for SMBs. This columnist argues it's time to end the policy

Why Canada Needs More Entrepreneurs

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Employment growth doesn’t just happen. In order to create jobs, we need to begin encouraging more Canadians to start businesses

Why Small Businesses Should Play a Bigger Role in Global Trade Deals

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Governments around the world are desperate to jump-start global trade again. Jack Ma’s “WTO 2.0” idea might be the way to do it

Why Canadian Exporters Are Playing Catch-Up

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Even the country's most iconic brands show a dispiriting lack of interest in global markets. Why can't we sell Timbits in Taiwan?

Readers Choice

Many had their doubts when the founder of Indigo sought to move beyond book selling and create a retailer for the digital age. But the strategy is starting to pay off