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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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McLaughlin Group show on Merger of the Century

The McLaughlin Group is a highly respect current affairs program in Washington DC that is broadcast around the world and on PBS in the United States. This show aired on April 18 to 20 and the panel included Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, Mort Zuckerman, Diane Francis and host/commentator John McLaughlin. The entire broadcast can be… Read More

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LOVE HER March 7 Calgary

Diane Francis co-hosts a memorable evening to honour the women in your life, this glamorous and entertaining event supports the work of Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity solely dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer, the country’s most fatal women’s cancer. LOVE HER will be held for the first time in Calgary on March 7 at Hotel… Read More

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Wall Street Journal: Red, White and Maple?

It’s past time for the two countries to eliminate their border When Americans think about Canada—and that doesn’t happen often—they usually think of us as the nice, predictable guy next door who never plays his stereo too loud. Even Rob Ford, Toronto’s ranting, crack-smoking mayor, has barely dented our squeaky-clean image. But Americans shouldn’t just… Read More

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Free enterprise must fight state capitalism in the new cold war

The new cold war is underway and pits free enterprise against state capitalism. Countries like Canada, the U.S. or Germany have fostered their multinationals and they have acted as de facto instruments to grow their economies through trade success. But countries like Russia, South Korea, China, Singapore and others operate like gigantic holding companies armed… Read More

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Merger idea is “thought provoking”

At a recent conference in New York, my husband gave Hillary Clinton an autographed copy of “Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country”. She is featured in the book in several sections, notably for her outburst at an Arctic conference sponsored by Canada at which aboriginals, environmentalists and other sovereign… Read More

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Boston Globe: How about AmeriCanada?

Every 20 years or so, this wacky idea rolls around: Let’s merge the United States and Canada. Now beating this trans-border drum is Diane Francis, a journalist and management professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. Francis has just published “Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country.” Well, why not? Canadians… Read More

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Detroit News: Marriage of Convenience Canada and US could live happily ever after

By Laura Berman Diane Francis has a charming idea, one that Detroit area residents may instantly respond to. Her modest proposal would create a merger. Call it the United States of Canada. To Francis, a Toronto-based/Chicago-born business journalist who dedicated four years to research her argument, the obstacles are merely emotional, not practical. If Germany… Read More

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