by | Aug 28, 2019

The United States has a complex health-care delivery system composed of private and government-funded insurance plans. Half of all Americans receive their health insurance from their employer or their spouse’s employer. Over 40 percent of Americans receive their health insurance…

by | Jul 25, 2019

No one would ever nefariously exploit gender non-discrimination laws to prey on little girls, they said. Right-wing fearmongering, they called it. Over the past few decades, the Left has been engaged in the glorification of anyone who departs from the…

by | Jul 19, 2019

Earlier in the week I had to perform a banking errand that required my physical presence in Montreal. I drove up from New York City. It is not that bad a drive. Without traffic one can make the trip in…

by | Oct 2, 2018

Say goodbye to NAFTA and hello to USCMA. The U.S. and Canada announced on Sunday night, hours before a Sept. 30 deadline to notify Congress, that they had reached a trade agreement. This comes weeks after the U.S. and Mexico…

by | Sep 5, 2018

Shortly after saying zero-tariff trade with the European Union isn’t good enough, President Trump told Congress to butt out of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The United States and Mexico reached an agreement on some concessions on a…

by | Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico reached some tentative agreements in their North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations Monday. Now it’s Canada’s time to join the party. Although President Trump has indicated a desire to sign bilateral deals with each of…

by | Aug 8, 2018

It seems Canada and Mexico are playing off each other in negotiations with the United States for a new North America Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA), each fearing looking weak but both ultimately needing to cooperate to get a deal done….

by | Jun 21, 2018

Yesterday, the Canadian Senate (one of two chambers of Canadian Parliament) voted 52-29 to approve bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, a bill that legalizes marijuana throughout Canada and sets a legal consumption age of 18. The measure now…

by | Apr 28, 2017

Wondering where the impetus for President Trump’s recent actions slapping tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber came from? A simple phrase helps to figure it out: cui bono — who benefits? The answer to that is fairly simple: the American lumber industry. Unsurprisingly,…

by | Dec 28, 2016

Obama’s recent betrayal of Israel helps explain a minor diplomatic incident early in his administration, in which the U.S. opposed Canada’s appointment to a seat on the Security Council. Canada, at the time, was governed by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, and…

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