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Keynote: Dec. 3 Real Estate Forum in Toronto

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.

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Exclusive interview: Russia’s abuse of Ukraine and danger

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

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Huffington Post: How to fix Washington’s gridlock

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

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Diane Francis on Alzheimer’s “long goodbye”

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

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