Will the (possible) US-China trade deal be bad for Canada?

Two items in the Globe and Mail caught my eye: First, Adam Tooze, a professor of history, and director of the European Institute, at Columbia University writes that "Mr. Trump’s trade policy is a strange mélange. It represents not one single coherent response to globalization, but a series of reactions superimposed one on top of the … Continue reading Will the (possible) US-China trade deal be bad for Canada?

A warning and a challenge

Liberal heavy-weight Scott Reid, in an article in the Globe and Mail that has been widely linked to and commented upon on social media, says that, as a result of the Jane Philpott/SNC-Lavalin/Jody Wilson- Raybould affair, "Mr. Trudeau has been remade into a mere mortal, a regular old politician – as someone concerned with the … Continue reading A warning and a challenge

One picture says it all

We are, right now, experiencing a real political crisis in Canada because the prime minister and his inner circle got all exited about the criminal case being made against one (admittedly large and important) Québec company, the CEO of which denies the prime minister's claim that 9,000 good jobs in Québec were ever at risk … Continue reading One picture says it all

It appears that we have a deal …

So, according to reports in the Globe and Mail and the Financial Times. The NAFTA is, the FT says that "The new trilateral pact is to be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement," (USMCA) according to "officials from the US and Canada." The Globe and Mail reports that "President Donald Trump signed off on the agreement … Continue reading It appears that we have a deal …

November election?

The NAFTA Situation So, BNN/Bloomberg says, regarding NAFTA, that "From day one, President Donald Trump has imposed his will on talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. But as his administration tries to seal the deal, it’s not clear he holds all the cards ... [and] ... Trump’s repeated threats to pull out of … Continue reading November election?

Will he or won’t he?

Andrew MacDougall, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, lays out a good political case for Prime Minister Trudeau to remove our disgraceful supply management system. The optics might be terrible ~ giving n to Donald Trump, etc ~ but Mr MacDougall argues that reducing the price of milk and eggs for tens of millions of Canadians … Continue reading Will he or won’t he?

The price of global warming

Richard Haas, of the prestigious Council of Foreign Relations, draws our attention to an article in The Economist: The Economist says that "Earth is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed swathes of the northern hemisphere. One of 18 wildfires sweeping through California, among the worst in the state’s history, is generating such … Continue reading The price of global warming