In China, women are poetically referred to as “half the sky.” During the most dangerous hours of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity, when tanks and water cannons and snipers were trained on protesters, roughly half of the Ukrainian activists were females of all ages. Now, the new film “Women of Maidan” beautifully portrays the critical role… Read More
he much-awaited State Department report yesterday declared that Hillary Clinton broke some rules concerning her email management as secretary of state. The verdict taints her but does not deliver a knockout punch. Clinton does not deserve the slammer or political burial. However, Donald Trump has been ranting for months that “she should be going to… Read More
I will be appear at the 39th Canadian Club Outlook Luncheon this year with other pundits to discuss and make predictions for 2016. Always a fun event. For more info click here.
I will be kicking off Dec. 3 at the Real Estate Forum this year in Toronto where thousands of real estate professionals gather annually. My keynote kicks off at 8.35 am sharp that day and will address the American and Canadian political contexts from the viewpoint of real estate values, investment, financing and economic realities.
I appeared Oct. 20 on NPR’s All Things Considered show to explain to its huge American audience the significance and reasons behind the election victory of young Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.
Diane Francis: Kravchuk says Ukraine still fighting Western ignorance and Russian aggression July 5, 2015, 9:06 a.m. | Diane Francis Then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, former Ukrainian presidents Leonid Kravchuk (L), Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) and Viktor Yushchenko (R) attend a round of talks with the leaders of the opposition on Dec. 13, 2013 in Kyiv,… Read More
This is the 20th anniversary of the awards which I co-founded with University of Toronto’s Mona Bandeen. The event is sponsored by Deloittes and RBC and is a dinner gala that’s a highlight of my calendar annually. It will be at the Royal York Hotel this year.
How to Fix America’s Gridlock The midterm elections loom but everyone knows what the outcome will be: gridlock, gridlock and more gridlock. That’s because the U.S. system is based on a 227-year-old prototype (circa 1787) that badly needs a refresh to match the efficiency and transparency that characterizes other, superior government systems. Washington’s dysfunction is… Read More
Diane Francis: A first-hand account of Alzheimer’s ‘long goodbye’ Joan Sutton Straus was a popular columnist and feature writer in Toronto until 1982 when she was swept away by her Prince Charming. She married Oscar Straus of New York City, an elegant diplomat, businessman and philanthropist, and the two began an idyllic existence among the… Read More