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
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
Here is my interview on the recent visit by Prime Minister Trudeau to China.
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 “We call for the moving of the Olympics or the delay of the Olympics for at least a year, until Soviet troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, or the… Read More
I will be among a number of panelists for this year’s Outlook Luncheon which is televised and takes place Jan. 9, 2018 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The lunch is annual and I have appeared for more than 25 years, beginning as Editor of Financial Post in 1991. It’s a lively, well-attended event… Read More
On November 24, 1933, the Soviet Union threw a lavish dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for 1,500 in honor of President Franklin Roosevelt’s recognition of the Soviet Union. They feasted on fancy wines, caviar, and Boeuf Stroganoff, then later in the evening gave a standing ovation to the special guest of honor, Walter Duranty, The… Read More
My speech Nov. 14, 2017 to Canada’s top civil servants — provinces, federal government, territories — on Exponential change and the need for new solutions by the public sector and private sector combined using emerging technologies. This was broadcast here.
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
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
I was the principal fundraiser for this Summit and am Faculty at Singularity University. I will be moderating a panel of energy experts on Oct. 12 between 10 and 12 noon at the SU Summit. The experts have varying positions and the discussion to follow will highlight all viewpoints, plus spark conversation among those in… Read More