You can, and everyone with an interest in the global strategic situation and, especially, the evolving relationship between America and China should watch/listen to and read Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore's, address to the 2019 Shangri-la Dialogue. It stands, in my considered opinion, as a truly expert strategic survey of the current global situation … Continue reading Everyman’s Strategic Survey: Words of wisdom
Yesterday I talked about two, interconnected, ideas that I want Andrew Scheer to pursue: building pipelines and re-equipping Canada's military with Canadian made vehicles. Now here's another ... Watch this short video, please. It shows the world's GDP from 1960 until 2017 ... you'll see that the USA is consistently on the top and Canada is, … Continue reading A big idea
John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, says that "After all these years, after all that history, everything will be reversed. The United Kingdom will look to Canada, its former colony, for validation after Britain leaves the European Union ... [of course, he adds, that is] ... Assuming the chaotic mess at Westminster somehow … Continue reading Brexit and CANZUK
This post follows on from yesterday's (Cold War 2.0) because, a few related things caught my eye: First, an article in the Globe and Mail which says that "China is pushing Canada to resume stalled talks toward a free trade deal, days after Ottawa agreed to a new North American trade accord that critics argue … Continue reading Canada and free(er) trade with China and the world
Laura Dawson, a Canadian academic, who is director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, has written a thoughtful opinion piece for the Globe and Mail. As befits someone who has a deep and thorough interest in trade and commerce she focuses on the trade aspects of the current Canada~USA imbroglio. "But," she … Continue reading So, we are the enemy?
Don Campbell, who is an Advisor at DLAPiper, a global law firm, and a former Deputy Minister of Trade, and Kevin Lynch, who is Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group, and a former Clerk of the Privy Council, have written a must read prescription for Canada's government in the Globe and Mail. They focus on dealing … Continue reading Good advice
There seems to be some consensus emerging on two points: First, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed President Donald Trump too far. At the press conference winding up the G7 meeting "Mr. Trudeau decided to take him on," says Lawrence Marin in the Globe and Mail, "It backfired. In saying he wouldn’t be pushed around and … Continue reading Trade tactics