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
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
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
NAFTA should be reconstituted and replaced. The trick is how to deepen U.S.-Canadian integration without leaving Mexico completely out in the cold. The Peace Arch is a granite monument in the middle of a park straddling the United States and Canadian border at Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. The inscription on the American side… Read More
Cellphone usage is the new smoking. Smartphone devices are a scourge. Everyone is abused regularly by having to listen to one-sided conversations in public spaces or by colleagues and friends who don’t pay attention to conversations but focus instead on their screens. A recent British survey found that the average person looks at their mobile… Read More
The #metoo movement made the cover of Time Magazine, a fitting prominence given that it is bringing about the greatest gender shift since women were granted the vote. The scales of justice have been readjusted and now men accused by victims are considered guilty unless proven innocent. The high and mighty are losing their careers,… Read More
Here is my interview on the recent visit by Prime Minister Trudeau to China.
I interviewed her at the recent P3 conference for about 40 minutes here. It was the Moving Forward conference organized by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. She was very engaging and talked candidly about the US relationship, future of NAFTA, alternative financing opportunities and challenges.
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
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