Category Archives: Economy

Trump Immigration Policy is out of Canada’s Playbook!

Trump’s populism may not be attractive — but his immigration policies are resonating with people Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper cleaned up Canada’s immigration mess and his smart template is what Trump’s State of the Union address this week aims to emulate When it comes to immigration, Donald Trump aspires to a Canadian-like process.Win McNamee/Pool… Read More

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Peter Diamandis on 2018 Forecast from Silicon Valley

Technological advances are accelerating at a rapid pace and this year will be no exception. Fasten your seatbelts because here’s a forecast of major trends from Peter Diamandis, one of Silicon Valley’s most influential thinkers and entrepreneurs. Communications: A fifth-generation wireless system, called 5G will roll out this year, allowing users to download a movie in… 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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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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