Articles by Diane Francis

Canada’s Healthcare Levels Taxation Playing Field with US

The myth is that Canadians pay dramatically higher taxes, but that’s not exactly true if you consider benefits received. Consider healthcare Our biggest competitive advantage is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s excellent relationship with Donald Trump.Andrew Harrer/Bloomber The show to the south, filled with sex scandals and political hand-wringing, is a distraction that is amusing and… Read More

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Sanction Russian World Cup and Olympic Athletes to Send a Message to Putin

In March 1980, former President Jimmy Carter announced sanctions against the Soviet Union and a boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against its invasion of Afghanistan. “We call for the moving of the Olympics or the delay of the Olympics for at least a year, until Soviet troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, or the… Read More

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The American Interest: Column Why Tech Giants Must be Reined In

Silicon Valley usurped the role of traditional news media, without assuming any accompanying social responsibilities. The internet, or “Information Superhighway,” transformed the world by connecting people and information quickly. Unfortunately, that storied road is now littered with dangerous drivers, hazards, and highwaymen ready to pounce on unwitting travelers—and police are few and far between. The… Read More

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Stalin’s Genocide Hidden by New York Times Correspondent for Years

On November 24, 1933, the Soviet Union threw a lavish dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for 1,500 in honor of President Franklin Roosevelt’s recognition of the Soviet Union. They feasted on fancy wines, caviar, and Boeuf Stroganoff, then later in the evening gave a standing ovation to the special guest of honor, Walter Duranty, The… Read More

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Gergiev Concert Nov. 13 in DC Should be Cancelled for his Pro-Putin Position

Why Are Taxpayers Funding a Russian Propaganda Concert in Washington? BY DIANE FRANCIS Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) awards Mariinsky Theatre’s Artistic Director Valery Gergiev during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool In April 2015, Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa was to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with… Read More

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Tech Threatens Society, Must Be Reined In Immediately

Unsupervised Tech Media has been hijacked by Russia, white supremacists & fraudsters — it’s time to rein them in Diane Francis: Google took content from newspapers (and networks) without paying for it, then took their advertisers. Social media like Facebook and Twitter and others did the same — but none of them have assumed legal… Read More

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Ukraine Prime Minister Realizes Reforms or Bust

OCTOBER 31, 2017 Groisman Tells Investors that Shakedowns and Harassment Will End BY DIANE FRANCIS Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman speaks with UkraineAlert in Toronto on October 29. Credit: Vladyslav Musiienko Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman welcomes the creation of an independent anticorruption court in Ukraine and says it will be operating in 2018. “The debate… Read More

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