Category Archives: Geopolitics

Trump’s New Energy and Trade Norm

INTERNATIONAL Shifting Political Norms and International Diplomacy by Diane Francis Issue 3, 2016 The centerpiece will be a $1-trillion infrastructure scheme that will include repairing and replacing the country decaying bridges, airports and buildings. But energy will play a major role. The two overriding objectives of the Trump Presidency will be job creation and economic… Read More

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Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State: Canada Wins and Russia May Lose

There’s hand wringing south of the border over the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State. But north of the border there should be celebration. That is because he, like Exxon, admires and understands Canada, and has continued to support pioneer innovations in the Canadian oil industry. Exxon has invested here… Read More

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Please don’t come to Canada…

So many thousands of American liberals sought information about immigrating to Canada after Donald Trump won the White House that Canada’s immigration site crashed. This is nothing new and Americans routinely threaten to leave. Few do and fewer will. It’s flattering though. Americans rarely pay attention to us, their polite neighbor up north who never… Read More

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National Post: Adios NAFTA and Hola US-Canada Free Trade Agreement

The election of Donald Trump can be expected to improve Canada’s economic outlook and speed up the economic integration that has been underway for a generation between the two nations. Hopefully, it will be “adios” to NAFTA as we know it, and “hola” to a reconstituted 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and the United States…. Read More

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Jan. 12: Keynote Outlook Lunch Toronto

The annual Outlook Lunch is a must-attend event for Toronto’s business community and is co-sponsored by The National Post as well as the Canadian Club. It features six speakers who will make fearless forecasts from their viewpoint and area of specialization: Economic outlook; political outlook; business outlook; geopolitical outlook and a lively question and answer… Read More

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Trump and Poroshenko: Billionaire Business Presidents who can Stop Putin

Donald Trump wants the Pentagon and America’s allies to spend dramatically more on military defence to protect against terrorism and aggression. What’s interesting is that the poster child for such national mobilization is Ukraine. In just two years since 9% of the country was occupied by Russian operatives and military, Ukraine now has Europe’s second… Read More

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What Does Trump Mean for Ukraine?

Will Trump’s Foreign Policy Make Any Sense? BY DIANE FRANCIS Jared Kushner (L) and Stephen Bannon stand by as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar The election of Donald Trump marks a turning point in the world of international relations. Speculation abounds as to… Read More

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