Category Archives: White Collar Crime

Canada hasn’t got its act together to develop resources and latest fiasco proves that

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

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Ukraine’s heroes keep reforming despite footdragging at the top

Countries like Ukraine, afflicted with systemic corruption, need new leaders at the top, but also those willing to engage in erecting bulwarks against graft at the local level. And while the president and parliament disappoint and foot drag on implementing major revolutionary reforms, real change at the Kyiv City Council, the biggest local government in… Read More

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Facebook is to Tech what Russia is to Geopolitics, American Interest

  A man dressed as a Russian troll doll attended the recent Facebook Senate hearing, his costume emblematic of the company, its Russian scandal, and worrisome history. Few realize that Facebook goes back a long way with the Russians and, in fact, its spectacular success dates back to 2009 when an audacious $200-million investment was made… Read More

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Poroshenko’s, and Ukraine’s, Last Chance to Fight Corruption

An Anti-Corruption Court is the capstone that will complete an infrastructure to eliminate Ukraine’s systemic corruption and to attract massive investments. President Petro Poroshenko’s current proposal misses the mark, and fails to meet the criteria stipulated by the International Monetary Fund and the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. Under Poroshenko’s bill, international experts will play… Read More

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Bitcoin, crypotocurrencies unregulated and fraud is rampant

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are like the Bre-X stock — they will leave investor hopes in tatters Diane Francis: These are equity issues without rules and investors should avoid them like the plague Anyone can create a cryptocurrency out of thin air.Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg Last week, Arizona’s legislators took the strange step of preparing laws to… Read More

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Ukraine’s Rotten Parliament Can and Must Be Replaced

Democracies guarantee freedom of speech for their elected politicians by granting them immunity from libel or slander for statements made inside their legislative chambers. This privilege was established centuries ago in Britain to protect the people’s representatives from the monarchy, House of Lords, and other powerful vested interests. Ukraine, on the other hand, has perverted… Read More

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