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What happens in Ukraine reverberates everywhere

May 14, 2022

2022 was supposed to be different, to be welcomed with cautious optimism. We envisioned a global economy firmly on its recovery trajectory, and risk stabilizing, albeit at a higher level. Instead, the first quarter of this year has been dominated by the conflict in Ukraine, with shockwaves felt far and wide.

Shipping delays are back as China's lockdowns ripple around the world

May 6, 2022

Global shipping was just starting to recover from the chaos of the pandemic. Now port congestion and delays are back and could be around for a while. COVID lockdowns in China have wreaked havoc at Shanghai, the world's biggest container port, and are now causing problems at other major ports around the world.

'Extreme' supply chain snafus hit lumber industry, forcing output curbs as prices hover near record

April 4, 2022

The strangest lumber market in memory keeps getting stranger.

U.S. won't stand for border blockades becoming normalized

February 16, 2022

It's a pivotal moment for the auto sector, and U.S. politicians want an excuse to 'Buy American'

Canada's economy has billions of reasons to hope that recent border blockades get quickly forgotten as a fleeting phenomenon by decision-makers in the United States.

How the Ambassador Bridge protest could tighten the supply-chain chokehold

February 9, 2022

Almost 20% of Canada-U.S. trade moves across this 'vital artery of supply' that has been closed since Monday

Protesters in Windsor, Ont., began blocking the Ambassador Bridge Monday evening, a trade route that Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair called “a vital artery of supply for the province of Ontario.”