The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, and Canada needs to move on to ‘plan B’ for increasing market access into Asia, according to Glen Hodgson, senior fellow with the Conference Board of Canada. “The Japanese are trying to keep it alive, but it’s effectively dead. I do think we should be developing a ‘plan B’ for Asia,… Read More

Growth in the U.S. economy and the export opportunities that come with it are expected to offset some of the impact of low oil prices on the Canadian economy. The coinciding weaker Canadian dollar won’t hurt exports either, notes the chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada. “This is a good time if you’re… Read More

There’s certainly a lot going on in the world economy, with ongoing discussions around the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (mCOOL), and Russia’s response to recently imposed sanctions. But what does the future look like for global growth, in general? For next year, it looks good. At least according to Glen Hodgson,… Read More

The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization’s Agricultural Outlook for 2011-2020 shows a continued trend of rising and volatile food prices spurred on by increased demand in emerging markets. Holding up that strong demand is productivity that is barely keeping pace with the growth in those markets. Population growth in countries like India and China… Read More

The continuing saga of the financial crisis in Europe and in particular Greece is leaving a lot of analysts on the edge of their seats. The latest development being the 170 billion dollar Greek bailout deal presented Tuesday. The failure of that deal could have far-reaching implications. But just how much could Europe’s problems spill… Read More

The Canadian Economic Outlook - Glen Hodgson, Conference Board of Canada

The road to economic recovery in Canada is delicate. Growth has been moderate at best, with events around the world adding to that fragility daily. European countries are dealing with high deficits and attempting to balance budgets under the pressure of a frustrated and angry population. In the U.S., the debt ceiling debate, the inability… Read More

Is the Canadian Recession Over & How Does Canada Combat a Par Dollar? - Glen Hodgson, Conference Board of Canada

You cannot turn the TV on most nights during the nightly news without hearing some sort of commentary on the state of the Canadian economy. Agriculture is very reliant on the health of the consumer. Farmers are trying to decipher job reports, GDP growth, interest rates, CPI and a dozen other economic indicators. One of… Read More

ILC 2009: Glen Hodgson - What Can We Expect for the Economy, Interest Rates and the Currency Market

In talking to Glen Hodgson of the Conference Board of Canada at the International Livestock Congress, I felt somewhat better about the economy and the outlook through the next 12 months.  Glen is the Chief Economist with the Conference Board of Canada which is Canada’s largest think tank.  In this video, Glen comments on the global recession,… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Doug Chorney, newly appointed chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission; Lianne Rood, shadow minister for agriculture and agri-food for the Conservative Party of Canada; and, Glen Hodgson, of the C.D. Howe Institute Thoughts on something we talked about… Read More

While U.S. President Trump and Mexican President Obrador were meeting in Washington D.C. to celebrate the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Prime Minister Trudeau was in Ottawa defending his government’s mid-year fiscal update. It is no surprise that the numbers are not pretty, as the Liberals have attempted to rescue the economy with major support payments, just… Read More

Happy Tuesday! On today’s episode of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Darcy Herauf, of Farm Credit Canada, with a product spotlight; Jon Driedger, of LeftField Commodity Research on crop production estimates following the June USDA report; and Glen Hodgson, of the C.D. Howe Institute,… Read More

 

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