Time for Trudeau to cut the outrage over Trump’s antics and just cut a deal Imagine throwing a $600-million party and one of the guests leaves in a huff and then Twitter-trashes you all across the Pacific Ocean. That’s what happened to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he hosted the recent G7 extravaganza and was… Read More
Doug Ford’s win sends a message to the rest of Canada’s politicians — including the Prime Minister Diane Francis: The NDP will decline in popularity as the Liberals slowly rebuild Ontario turned Tory Blue in this week’s election, not because newly-crowned Premier Doug Ford is an extremist, but because he isn’t. The contest became a… Read More
I was interviewed June 4 on CBC’s The Current, top radio show in Canada, hosted by Anna Marie Tremonti, a seasoned journalist whose been posted and covered events around the world. The interview here.
Kinder Morgan’s divestment from Trans Mountain a huge black eye for Canada Diane Francis: The ownership of the pipeline was never the issue, and Ottawa’s participation pours more gasoline on the flames A aerial view of Trans Mountain tank farm is pictured in Burnaby, B.C.THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward Diane Francis June 1, 2018 10:40… Read More
How the Royal Wedding helps Britain navigate damage caused by Brexit — and may give Canada a boost Diane Francis: The Royal Family is now in a unique position to help influence global events as well as to remain wealthy and beloved by its ‘subjects’ Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle kiss after… Read More
I’m speaking at the annual conference, and am also on the executive committee of the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI), a bi-national, non-for-profit, multidisciplinary entity that sponsors conferences, forums, research opportunities, student internships and academic competitions. CUSLI is jointly administered by Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of Western Ontario. CUSLI serves… Read More
When it comes to NAFTA, Canada should say adios to Mexico Diane Francis: Canada has benefited the least from the trilateral arrangement and Mexico the most Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at the presidential palace in Mexico City in October. Canada should decouple itself from Mexico… Read More
NAFTA should be reconstituted and replaced. The trick is how to deepen U.S.-Canadian integration without leaving Mexico completely out in the cold. The Peace Arch is a granite monument in the middle of a park straddling the United States and Canadian border at Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. The inscription on the American side… Read More
Here is my interview on the recent visit by Prime Minister Trudeau to China.
The myth is that Canadians pay dramatically higher taxes, but that’s not exactly true if you consider benefits received. Consider healthcare Our biggest competitive advantage is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s excellent relationship with Donald Trump.Andrew Harrer/Bloomber The show to the south, filled with sex scandals and political hand-wringing, is a distraction that is amusing and… Read More