Category Archives: Merger of the Century

NAFTA talks not going well

Two dramas greatly affecting the future of Canada are playing out badly. Most worrisome is the British Columbia pipeline fiasco where a lawless NDP government has gotten away with impeding a legally approved pipeline and by doing so damaged Alberta, Canada’s engine of growth. Similarly, NAFTA talks are faltering because Canada has failed to play… Read More

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Trump-Trudeau Bromance Secures US-Canada Trade Deal, not Mexico’s

The world of “trade theatre” has never been more engaging, particularly with a protectionist in the White House playing a starring role these days. To Canadians, the main stage features three-way talks about reconstituting or scrapping The North American Free Trade Agreement  involving the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The diplomatic dance has been underway for… Read More

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US-Canada economic merger the best election platform

In the spring I wrote that my favorite reality television series was the U.S. Presidential Primary Season, but who knew that Donald Trump would play the starring role? His candidacy has exceeded audience expectations. This is simply because the Comb Over is a master of the sound byte and, more importantly, is a one-man demolition… Read More

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The Sunshine Train is Leaving the Station: End of Oil 2030

In Silicon Valley jargon, disruption is the euphemism for destruction, and the consensus is that Canada as whole, along with big oil producers Saudi Arabia, Russia or Venezuela, will be “disrupted” within one generation. That’s not because the oil will run out or because new pipelines won’t be built. Canada will be in trouble because… Read More

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