Category Archives: Trade

Canada should stop Chinese takeover of Vancouver tech company

Ottawa inked the takeover by the People’s Republic of China of a tech company called Norsat International in Vancouver. The company sells satellite-communication systems to the U.S. military and agencies and now a Washington D.C. commission has red-flagged this deal as a threat to U.S. national security. This permission should never have been granted to… Read More

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The New World Order

A new world order is being forged by those who attack sacred cows, both at home and abroad. Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency by questioning the wisdom of globalization, immigration, liberalized trade, and past foreign policy alliances. Brexit proponents did the same and Marie Le Pen is heading toward victory with her Frexit movement…. 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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National Post: Adios NAFTA and Hola US-Canada Free Trade Agreement

The election of Donald Trump can be expected to improve Canada’s economic outlook and speed up the economic integration that has been underway for a generation between the two nations. Hopefully, it will be “adios” to NAFTA as we know it, and “hola” to a reconstituted 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and the United States…. 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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