Whereas many domestic issues involve consultation with the Canadian public, foreign policy is one area that has become the exclusive domain of lobby groups and diplomats, virtually shutting out the Canadian public. Continue reading Time to Democratize our Foreign Policy
Nationalism is considered a dirty word with Canada’s left. While ethnic nationalism is problematic, civic nationalism is what built Canada. … Continue reading Canada’s Left Needs to Reclaim its Role as a Champion of Civic Nationalism
Will we move right, a la Trump with the Conservative party OR will the NDP elect a leader that could pull off what Bernie Sanders tried and catapult a real Progressive government to power? Continue reading The real reason why Trump could happen in Canada
Want to know who influences your government? Check out the lobbyists. Continue reading Follow the Money: It’s Time to Limit Cash-for-Access Government
When former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was caught on tape recently singing to US President Donald Trump, we were reminded … Continue reading Our Unfortunate History of Americanadians
“Canada is one of the most trade dependent countries in the world.” It’s a refrain that we hear many times … Continue reading Is Canada’s Economy Really Dependent on Trade?
The year was 1963 and the Progressive Conservative government of John Diefenbaker was defeated by the Liberal Party. In no other election in Canadian history has the United States administration been so activist in its attempt to oust a Canadian government. Continue reading That Time the Americans Hacked a Canadian Election
For all the talk from Justin Trudeau about Canada returning to the role of defender of human rights and the international rule of law, it’s important to highlight the glaring hypocrisy when it come to the issue of his voting record at the United Nations. Continue reading Offside: 5 (recent) times Canada voted AGAINST the global consensus on human rights
Prime Minister Trudeau heads to Washington to talk to a new President who is complaining about America being screwed by trade with other countries and who doesn’t understand the Canada-US trade relationship. This isn’t Trudeau-Trump – It’s Trudeau-Nixon. Continue reading Prime Minister Trudeau Goes to Washington
Who makes Canada’s Mid-East policy? A ranking of influence by a panel of foreign affairs officials outlined the groups that exert the most sway. Continue reading Who Shapes Canada’s Mid-East Policy?
Hang in there America. Before “Alternative Facts” we had “Alternative Truth” up here in Canada courtesy of our last Prime Minister Continue reading Before “Alternative Facts” we had “Alternative Truth”