Category Archives: Politics

Trump Must Resign or Be Forced Out

Branding and celebrity are the new gold, but branding is tricky and can work in reverse. One year ago, the Grand Old Party co-branded by nominating a narcissistic novice named Donald Trump as their candidate and now faces a backlash after Trump failed to condemn white supremacists and Nazis who violently protested in Charlottesville. Within… Read More

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Fortune: Canada finally feels the American love after 150 years

Canada turned  150 on July 1, and its biggest present may be that the country—in particular its prime minister—has become the darling of American liberals. Immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump’s victory, Canada’s official immigration website crashed as hundreds of thousands of Americans sought information on how to move north. Trump’s presidency has not triggered… Read More

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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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