Category Archives: Politics

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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Trump like Abusive Husband, Americans and Hillary His Victims

KANSAS CITY — This is a traditional battleground area in U.S. Presidential elections, but this cycle there’s a difference. As usual, commercials bombard voters with the choices, but this year there are no lawn signs promoting either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. In fact, there are few conversations about politics. That’s because people here want… Read More

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All Polls Are Concoctions Except for Election Day

Polling is a game. If a candidate wants to skew his results to the right, polling companies simply telephone voters mostly on landlines, not cellphones, and do so on Friday or Saturday evenings when people under 40 are out. To skew results to the left, voters should be contacted mostly on cellphones and never on… Read More

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Trump’s Reality Show Coming to an End

Donald Trump is not the first crackpot to run for President of the United States, and probably won’t be its last. The nature of the Presidential form of government is badly flawed, compared with Parliamentary systems, but that’s a topic for another day. It’s interesting to note, however, that Trump appears to be “channeling” Alabama… Read More

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Brexit Paradox: US and Canada should merge economically and militarily

The Three Amigos met this week in Ottawa with an exceedingly messy Brexit and rising U.S. protectionism as worrisome backdrops. The meeting was more about optics than substance, but there was one clear and expensive request buried President Barack Obama’s speech: “NATO needs more Canada.” Whoops. The media has not picked up on this because… Read More

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