Around a third of people think their governments are ‘hiding the truth’ about immigration — here’s why people believe conspiracy theories

Win McNamee/Getty Images About a third of people in countries like the US, UK, and France believe conspiracy theories about immigration. They think the government is lying to them about immigration figures. According to a new study, there’s an association between voting for Trump or Brexit and believing these theories. Voting this way is also […]

Federal, provincial governments reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid

The federal and provincial governments have reached an agreement to consider a funding proposal that would mean the public dollars are in place to fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in Calgary, if a hesitant city council agrees to sign on.  The Calgary 2026 bid corporation sent out an announcement at 10 p.m. M.T. Tuesday that included a letter […]

‘Will you admit that Steve was poisoned?’ Former Grassy Narrows chief’s family asks of governments

The family of former Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Steve Fobister Sr. is demanding that federal and Ontario government officials acknowledge that Fobister died from mercury poisoning brought on by industrial dumping into the English-Wabigoon River System.

Chinese stocks surge as the government’s ‘plunge protection team’ goes all-in

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Chinese stocks have exploded higher upon the resumption of trade on Monday, adding to huge gains on Friday. The surge in buying reflects the continued rollout of measures from Chinese policymakers to help support stocks and household spending. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index is currently on track to record its largest two-day percentage […]

The world economy could grow $26 trillion in a decade if governments and businesses focus on climate change

Mike Hutchings/Reuters A new report argues that quicker action on climate change could add more than $ 2 trillion a year to the global economy over the next decade. The report, from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (GCEC), argues that increasing investments in sustainable technologies would increase economic output globally by $ […]

African governments let too many taxpayers off the hook

A stitch in time TAX collection in Africa resembles an exasperating fishing expedition, in which the big fish wriggle into tax havens and the tiddlers hide in the informal sector. It is made even harder by a self-inflicted problem. Governments give out a range of exemptions, thereby poking holes in their own nets. Consider “tax […]

‘Sovereign’ cryptocurrencies serve governments, not people

GUEST: Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies promise to enable economic, political and social freedom, if implemented properly. But the emergence of “sovereign” cryptocurrencies — backed by governments — contradicts everything that blockchain stands for and hoped to fix. Iran has now decided to develop its own national digital currency in r…Read More

How the Internet of Things will transform consumerism, enterprises, and governments over the next five years

The Internet of Things is fueling the data-based economy and bridging the divide between physical and digital worlds. Consumers, companies, and governments will install more than 40 billion IoT devices worldwide through 2023. The next five years will mark a pivotal transformation in how companies and jurisdictions operate, and how consumers live. Being successful in […]

Brexit news: Leading travel boss slams government’s slow progress in aviation deal

Brexit is looming ahead of the UK, and now a top travel industry figure has chastised the British government for “lack of clarity and progress” in Brexit negations. The chief executive of ABTA, the UK travel trade association for tour operators and travel agents, Mark Tanzer, explained his concerns to a London conference. “A year ago, I set out […]