Articles by Diane Francis

Canada will get a new centrist and common sense leader: Doug Ford in Ontario

Diane Francis: Doug Ford will win the Ontario election, and he will be a breath of fresh air to all of Canada For 15 years, Ontario has been run by tax-and-spend champions the Liberals, and now it’s time for common sense, change and discipline again Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford.Tom Morrison/Postmedia Network files Diane… Read More

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Russian disinformation ruinous and widespread, new study

Unreality TV: Why the Kremlin’s Lies Stick BY DIANE FRANCIS The Kremlin controls the top three television stations in Russia, according to a new survey of Russian TV news by the Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership. On Russia’s three state-controlled TV channels, anti-Europe news was shown an average of eighteen… Read More

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Canadian feds ruining country with high taxes

Every spring Canadians are cranky and deserve to be. It is tax season, the snowbirds are returning to 13 per cent sales taxes, and the 2018 federal Liberal budget broke promises to pensioners and self-employed persons with holding companies. Worse yet, Ottawa’s budget watchdog in its latest economic and fiscal outlook in April said the government lowballed… Read More

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Ukraine’s heroes keep reforming despite footdragging at the top

Countries like Ukraine, afflicted with systemic corruption, need new leaders at the top, but also those willing to engage in erecting bulwarks against graft at the local level. And while the president and parliament disappoint and foot drag on implementing major revolutionary reforms, real change at the Kyiv City Council, the biggest local government in… Read More

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Facebook is to Tech what Russia is to Geopolitics, American Interest

  A man dressed as a Russian troll doll attended the recent Facebook Senate hearing, his costume emblematic of the company, its Russian scandal, and worrisome history. Few realize that Facebook goes back a long way with the Russians and, in fact, its spectacular success dates back to 2009 when an audacious $200-million investment was made… Read More

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NAFTA talks not going well

Two dramas greatly affecting the future of Canada are playing out badly. Most worrisome is the British Columbia pipeline fiasco where a lawless NDP government has gotten away with impeding a legally approved pipeline and by doing so damaged Alberta, Canada’s engine of growth. Similarly, NAFTA talks are faltering because Canada has failed to play… Read More

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