Guns, Growth, and Steel

“Absolutely Unacceptable.” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reacted firmly to the initial news of President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The move, revised this week, was executed under an often forgotten sixties-era trade law that permits the US President to unilaterally impose tariffs under the pretence of a national security…

O Cannabis

The Marijuana war is over. Marijuana is going to be legalized for recreational use throughout the country later on this year. How is this market going to look like? Where and how will it be distributed? How does growing your own plants work? Will it effect real estate? Find all of this out and more…

Economics of the Minimum Wage: Is Ontario Making the Right Move?

Most circulating articles have only covered one side of the minimum wage debate. We all have strong beliefs on what the minimum wage should be, but these beliefs are usually grounded in untrue or incomplete premises. QGM’s Policy team will be presenting an unbiased analysis of the implications of minimum wage hikes to determine if…

French Election

In 2016, the western world saw a surge of political movements with a common rallying cry: a less globalized and more nationalist world. Following landmark events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, eyes now turn to France’s presidential election and particularly to Marine Le Pen – the leader of the Front National…

Juggling Superpowers: Pivot to Populism in the Asia Pacific

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made clear his intent to shift the balance of superpower influence in the Asia Pacific. The national economic roadmap currently rests on his personal, military, and practical arguments to advance Philippine-Chinese ties at the expense of goodwill with America.  Despite Duterte’s initial policy adjustments, QGM presents an alternative recommendation for the…