Category Archives: Merger of the Century

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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New York Times Upfront: December 2014 Excerpt of Merger of the Century

Excerpt from Scholastic magazine published in December 2014 by the New York Times When Canadians travel, they often pin maple-leaf flags to their backpacks so they won’t be mistaken for Americans. Americans, on the other hand, are often shocked to learn that many of their favorite “American” celebrities—Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, and Avril Lavigne, to… Read More

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The Economist: Canada Summit panel on commodities

This is a panel I participated in at the Economist’s first, and recent, Canada Summit held in Toronto. It was an interesting panel, moderated by Madelaine Drohan, The Economist’s Canada correspondent. Canada has some serious challenges going forward — addressed in my recent book Merger of the Century: Why Canada and the U.S. Should Become… Read More

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