Category Archives: Economy

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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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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Keynote Nov. 16: Conference Money Laundering, Cryptocurrencies

I will be keynoting the Mackenzie Institute’s conference on money laundering, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity and other grave concerns as the future gets overtaken by criminals and terrorists adept at using the world’s emerging technologies to their advantage. Blueribbon speakers include former Finance Minister Joe Oliver, former Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino and others. There will be… Read More

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Keynote Nov. 14: Canada’s Civil Service Conference on Innovation, Ottawa

The Third Annual Clerks and Cabinet Secretaries Conference on Innovation is taking place November 14 in Ottawa. I will be the first keynote for what will be an important and provocative event that will deal with the emerging technologies that are changing the economy, societies, corporations, organizations and governments. It’s been said that structures capable… 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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