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Boxing with the Elephant: A Hard Turn in NAFTA Negotiations

As far back as October of 1993, President Trump has been on the record against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and has articulated his distrust of the partners…

Hamilton’s New Heart, or How McMaster Med Cured the God Complex

Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. For half a century, Hamilton, Ont. was known as Toronto’s steel-town stepsister; great for football fans, not…

Indigenous Peoples’ Health: Our Biggest Challenge to Reconciliation

Written by our Robin Sears for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. In announcing his government’s plan for a new approach to Indigenous rights in February, Prime Minister…

Trump’s Second Period

As the NHL moves into Stanley Cup playoffs, consider this the second period of the Trump administration engaging on NAFTA. After a six-month long intermission where strategists and advisors gave…

When does it make sense to volunteer for a public shaming?

Written by Greg Wilkinson Do you know something about your organization that would look bad if it were reported in the media? Of course you do, we all do. Organizations know…

The NDP Threw a Convention. And the Floor Stayed Clean.

Written by Robin Sears for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The party convention is one of the few political rituals that hasn’t migrated to the internet. As…

Beyond NAFTA – Advantage U.S. Economy

Written by Sarah Goldfeder for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original.  While most engaged observers in Canada have been watching the NAFTA renegotiations the way we watch hockey—with an eye…

Chaos in the White House

Increasingly isolated, angry and volatile due to ongoing investigations and key staff departures, President Donald Trump last week zig-zagged on gun control, publicly attacked his Attorney General and appeared ready…

The Great Divergence: North America’s Trade Policies

Written by Sarah Goldfeder for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Click here to read the original. Introduction The United States and Canada are operating from diametrically opposed playbooks on global…

The pathetic smallness of Canada’s political ‘lobsters’

Written by Geoff Norquay for iPolitics Magazine. Click here to read the original.  Back in the days when Derek Burney was Canada’s Ambassador to Washington, he used to tell a…
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