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Heard “Around the World”

Canada reset its foreign, defence and international assistance policies this week. In a Tuesday speech to the House of Commons, foreign minister Chrystia Freeland laid out a significant realignment in…

Staying Calm Under Threat of a Trade War

By Sarah Goldfeder for Ipolitics. Click here to read the original. About that ‘charm offensive’ … Beginning in Wisconsin weeks ago, the Trump administration fired a series of shots across the bow at Canada.…

Dead on Arrival? Draft U.S. Budget

While President Trump continued his first international tour, the White House released its budget proposal this week via a briefing by Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management…

What Should Canada’s Aims be in Any Renegotiation of NAFTA? (Win)

By Sarah Goldfeder for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Click here to read the original. Executive Summary On Jan. 23, the first Monday after being sworn in as president of…

The Future is Bright for Canada-China Trade Relations

Click here to read an interview with Earnscliffe Principal Adam Johnson on the Canada-China economic relationship written by Catherine Skrzypinski for CAIFU Magazine, April/May 2017 edition.

Canada and China, a rapidly evolving relationship: Sears

Published in The Toronto Star on April 30, 2017. Click here to read the original. It’s often small signals that reveal massive changes taking place just beneath the surface in a community. On…

The Next 100 Days

The election of a disruptive President, focused on nationalist, isolationist policies in the United States has provided new challenges for the Trudeau government in its second year of a four-year…

A Trump decoder ring, 100 days in

Published in The Hill Times on April 26, 2017. Click here to read the original. OTTAWA—When Justin Trudeau met Donald Trump for the first time back in February, it was all…

Everything in moderation: 6 ways to moderate like a pro

Moderating a panel – what could be easier? You could probably do it in your sleep. And in fact it seems like a lot of moderators don’t lose much sleep…

Canada, ahora te toca a ti

Remember as the Trump administration moved into the executive offices in the United States and Mexico was the target for Trump’s ire? Remember when Canada sat back and worried about…