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Trump-Trudeau Bromance Secures US-Canada Trade Deal, not Mexico’s

The world of “trade theatre” has never been more engaging, particularly with a protectionist in the White House playing a starring role these days. To Canadians, the main stage features three-way talks about reconstituting or scrapping The North American Free Trade Agreement  involving the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The diplomatic dance has been underway for… Read More

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Ukraine’s Battle Against Russia’s Corrupt Systems

OCTOBER 16, 2017 How to Continue the Revolution of Dignity BY DIANE FRANCIS Credit: Міністерство охорони здоров’я України Facebook Page Ukraine’s halting but steady climb toward becoming a just and smart European nation will take a giant leap forward if major health care reforms are adopted this week. Health care is always a contentious issue… Read More

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Bloomberg article insulting to Ukrainians

The Only Thing Catalonia and Crimea Have in Common Is the Letter C BY DIANE FRANCIS People wait to watch the delayed session of the Catalan regional parliament on a giant screen at a pro-independence rally in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes A Bloomberg piece in October titled “Why Catalonia Will Fail Where… Read More

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Canada on Downstroke by Impeding Pipelines

Canadian leaders cannot despise oil and pipelines and maintain high living standards. Without the goose, there will be no golden eggs. It’s that simple. This week’s cancellation of another oil pipeline – from Alberta to New Brunswick – should not be a cause for celebration as it is in some minds. It represents Canada’s Peak… Read More

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Oct. 16: Keynote at Ukrainian Trade Conference in Toronto

This is part of the efforts by the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support Project, a bi-national effort to help create interest and opportunities in both countries since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Deal was approved this summer. I will be speaking about the investment climate, along with many other interesting and informative speakers who have done… Read More

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Facebook’s unethical business model

Why there’s nothing to like about Facebook’s ethically-challenged, troublesome business model Diane Francis: It’s obvious that the U.S. and Canada should follow the European example of curbing Facebook’s bad practices and protect the privacy of their citizens It’s been a tough week for Facebook Inc. as it capitulated to U.S. Congressional pressure and handed over… Read More

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Ukraine Optimism: My Interview in Kyiv

Award winning author, journalist Diane Francis Tells Bohdan Nahaylo why she’s Investing in Ukraine, and more Feature Interview: Award winning author, journalist Diane Francis Tells Bohdan Nahaylo why she’s Investing in Ukraine, and more.   Hromadske Radio is independently funded. We are appealing for funds through a crowd funding initiative. Should you feel inclined to donate, you… Read More

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