Insight

NAFTA & Canada vital to the U.S. economy

The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as the new United States trade representative signals that the work to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will get under way soon. Against that backdrop, we hope you and ...

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Generation X: the lost food generation

Generation Xers don’t cook. They never acquired the skills. Most of this group (born between 1965 and 1976) grew up when food was essentially an afterthought.gen x Different generations have different relationships with food and cooking. Recent studies show that ...

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The rising global threats to prosperity

As France and Turkey show, populism and deepening urban/rural splits represent dangerous and confusing threats to prosperity. The populist economic urge is cropping up around the world, however dissimilar the countries may seem to be.threats to prosperity Turkish President Recep ...

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Regulating marijuana is a fool’s errand

The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana is another nail in the coffin of Canada’s expensive and wasteful war on drugs. But at what social cost?legal pot Former justice minister Anne McLellan, who chaired the federal task force on marijuana ...

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Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing homeless people walk among us in countless North American cities. They’re often in the shadows, and often show visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. We’ve become desensitized to their experiences. ...

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Tolerance is key to global harmony

In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells us that we should “seek first to understand and then to be understood.” Tolerance. It’s one of the key elements in building global harmony. But how do ...

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