Kate MacNamara

Business Reporter

Kate MacNamara has been a business reporter for 20 years, working for the Financial Post and CBC News.

Latest from Kate MacNamara

U.K. reforms bring workers' voices to corporate boards — changes Canadian regulators are watching

The U.K. is stiffening the rules large companies must follow, in an effort to rein in executive pay and bolster the input of ordinary employees in the running of their firms. The changes are expected to nudge Canada in a similar direction.

Craft distillery, farming with horses, serves dram of authenticity

David Farran of the Eau Claire Distillery farms his own barley with horse-drawn machinery. Craft distilleries like his emphasize a farm-to-glass production process, and are taking on the multinationals.

Western farmers worry they'll pay the price of saving supply management under NAFTA

Western grain farmers worry that Ottawa will protect supply management in dairy, eggs and poultry at their expense.

Small business owners say they are unfairly targeted by proposed tax changes

Entrepreneurs say Ottawa is waging class war, singling out business owners as the beneficiaries of unfair tax advantages.

From evacuations to smoking busy, wildfires affecting mountain businesses

Altitude, topography and wind all affect where smoke from the fires pools and while Mount Assiniboine Lodge and Sunshine Village sit empty,others nearby aren't affected or are reporting banner summers.

'Dithering' by B.C., Ottawa helped kill Pacific NorthWest LNG, energy CEO says

Mike Rose, the chief executive of natural gas producer, Tourmaline, says the B.C. and federal governments need to take some blame for the end of Pacific NorthWest LNG.
Analysis

'We're using antibiotics for the common cold': The case for higher interest rates in Canada

With the U.S. Federal Reserve expected to raise rates on Wednesday, Kate MacNamara looks at the reasons why it could make sense for Canada to follow suit.
Video

Alberta Ballet trying to recover from financial misstep

Alberta Ballet is struggling to recover from a financial stumble that started three years ago with a cancelled Joni Mitchell ballet.

Copeman clinic trying to purge patients who don't pay

The CBC has uncovered evidence that Copeman Healthcare Centre in Calgary is trying to purge patients who can no longer pay the clinic's fee.

Alberta government to investigate private medical clinic in Calgary

The Alberta government has confirmed the special investigations unit of Service Alberta will conduct a rigorous investigation of the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Calgary.

Both province and patients pay for tests at Copeman Clinic

A CBC News investigation finds tests at a private medical clinic circumvent doctor approval and are billed to both patients and Alberta Health. Patients, and their employers, can then use those bills as a tax writeoff.
CBC Investigates

Copeman clinic, doctors battle over how private health care should be delivered

Two doctors who were fired from a private health clinic in Calgary say the clinic pressured physicians to give preferential treatment to fee-paying patients and order unnecessary medical test.

Alberta's NDP government in local food fight over Bill 6, carbon tax and minimum wage

Prominent Calgary food grower Paul Hotchkiss said Alberta's new labour regulations under Bill 6, the coming carbon tax and a higher minimum wage in the province will push him out of business after 23 years.