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Canada grants won’t build Silicon Valley North, but more Bombardiers

Silicon Valley North? Not one that;’s funded by taxpayers,Postmedia files Canadian governments have historically demonstrated two aptitudes: Raising taxes and giving away grants without proper controls. The latest spree involves the rush to join the ranks of technologically advanced nations. A worthy goal, badly executed by bureaucrats who are handing out billions of tax dollars… Read More

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Ukraine’s Rotten Parliament Can and Must Be Replaced

Democracies guarantee freedom of speech for their elected politicians by granting them immunity from libel or slander for statements made inside their legislative chambers. This privilege was established centuries ago in Britain to protect the people’s representatives from the monarchy, House of Lords, and other powerful vested interests. Ukraine, on the other hand, has perverted… Read More

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1973 deja vu: cover up, prosecutor, tapes that could sink a Presidency

In the page-turner called the Trump Presidency, few weeks have matched the most recent one. First there was a book describing Trump’s personality disorders, and then there was the release of a revealing Senate Judiciary Committee transcript about Russian connections that Republicans were suppressing. Both point to the fact that it’s looking like 1973 again:… Read More

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Atlantic Council: Ukraine Government Backsliding May Spark Revolution

This Time It Will Be Very, Very Different In 2014, a 16-year-old Ukrainian, nicknamed Maley, watched the Euromaidan Revolution and Russian invasion on television and contacted his local army recruitment office to sign up. His calls went unanswered, so he took a train from the Carpathians to the front, armed with his grandfather’s hunting rifle… Read More

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Canada Must Decouple from Mexico in NAFTA Talks

When it comes to NAFTA, Canada should say adios to Mexico Diane Francis: Canada has benefited the least from the trilateral arrangement and Mexico the most Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at the presidential palace in Mexico City in October. Canada should decouple itself from Mexico… Read More

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Yegor Soboliev, Reform Hero in Ukraine, is Pushed Out

The claw back of reforms in Ukraine is alarming, and the latest blow was the dismissal on December 7 of hardworking Yegor Soboliev as chairman of parliament’s anti-corruption committee. A former investigative journalist and Maidan activist turned politician, he has been at the forefront of reforms such as electronic asset declarations for state officials, the… Read More

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