Does Canada dare to Davos (without the hot air)?


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Todd Hirsch is a Calgary-based economist, author and public speaker. He is also the director of the Energy Transition Centre and the former chief economist of ATB Financial. The word entrepôt describes an economic port city where global trade and commerce bring steady prosperity. In places like Venice, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, the entrepôt city has attracted money, power and influence throughout history. Could Canada become the global entrepôt in the 21st-century economy? Not a warehouse or clearinghouse of physical goods, but an entrepôt of ideas. The world of ideas – and by this I mean the exchange of research,...