Listen to Diane Francis’ interview with John Tory on NewsTalk 1010.
It’s time for Canada to merge with the United States. That’s the argument from pundit, author, HuffPost blogger and American-born dual citizen Diane Francis in her new book “Merger of the Century,” and it’s already starting plenty of conversation about the future of a North American union. Francis’ argument centres around what she sees as the threat posed by… Read More
Business Columnist Diane Francis has a plan for a new country. She feels the NAFTA deal didn’t go far enough and in her new book she argues Canada and the U.S. should form one country. Listen to the full interview on CBC Radio.
YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES — This charming lakeside town bustles as thousands of Japanese tourists come annually to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis lights and as workers in mining, construction and energy arrive to cash in on its boom. I was invited to speak at the Prospects North 2013 conference sponsored by the NWT Chamber of… Read More
The acquittal of George Zimmerman, like the O.J. Simpson acquittal years ago, calls into question the validity of the jury system. Perhaps it’s time to replace it with panels of legal experts or with a smart computer like Watson, the world champion of chess and Jeopardy. The practice of asking peers, or jurors, to sit… Read More
Millions swarmed Egyptian streets this week and the television coverage was as dramatic as it had been during the 2011 Arab Spring. For most of the week, however, CNN remained preoccupied with the murder trial involving the shooting in 2012 of a Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin. At first, this appeared to be American parochialism, but… Read More
A debate rages as to whether National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a hero or a heretic. Or, is he a narcissist who was “turned” into a double agent by China or others. The facts are he leaked information that was only accessible by others above his pay grade. He was a “drop box,”… Read More
On May 16, CBC’s Doc Zone will interview Diane Francis about the condo bubble across Canada that is beginning to burst. Toronto, like Vancouver, has been deluged with “hot money” from all over the world – the Middle East, China and other parts of Asia – that has driven up the price of housing to… Read More
Diane Francis joins the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy for a two-day event on sustainable prosperity.