Category Archives: Politics

May 30-31 Canada-US Law Institute conference in Cleveland

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Canada-US Law Institute which holds important conferences and events in both countries to discuss the legal impliications — and legal reforms needed — to facilitate the two countries’ relationship. This year I’m on a high-level panel in “Financial Integrity” involving the legal professions in both… Read More

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US Media Should Shut Up and Listen to Trump and Sanders

Diane Francis: Trump adviser’s suggestion that the media should ‘shut up and listen’ is good advice Republish Reprint Diane Francis | January 27, 2017 4:20 PM ET More from Diane Francis Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty ImagesU.S. President Donald Trump. It’s Week Two of the Trump Revolution and the tally is 10 for the President, 0 for… Read More

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Old Political Elite Out, Trump Brings in New Business Elite

The political elite, many of whom are concerned about the rise of Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump, spent some time whining and dining during last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the corporate elite, those who financially support the world’s most rarified gathering, were busy figuring how out to profit by divesting from Britain,… Read More

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Trump will undo the Davos and free trade agenda globally

The Davos elite gather from Jan. 16 to 20 in the Swiss Alps to do business and to advance a decades-old agenda of globalization, multilateralism and environmental responsibility. Davos embodies a distinctly European” sensibility and Canadian governments love its multilateral vibe. But the only American president to embrace this fully was Bill Clinton. No president… Read More

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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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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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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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