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John Ivison
National Post

Kevin O’Leary is out? Mr. Wonderful was barely in

Apr 26 2017 — John Ivison — Kevin O’Leary was just visiting after all. The man who plays a successful businessman on television once said that to create wealth, he needed to pair up with people whose strengths compensated for his weaknesses. The same principle apparently applies to electoral success. Humility will never be one of those strengths, but O’Leary remains clear-eyed […]

John Ivison
National Post

Blame Canada was a spoof, Mr. President

Apr 25 2017 — John Ivison — As Donald Trump heads towards 100 days in power with nothing much to show for it, he appears to be attempting to distract public attention by making Canada a scapegoat. “Everything’s gone wrong since Canada came along” is no longer just a line from the South Park movie. Who would be surprised if Trump broke […]

John Ivison
National Post

Radical U.S. environmentalist calls Trudeau ‘stunning hypocrite,’ targets museum’s links to oil

Apr 20 2017 — John Ivison — Bill McKibben, a radical U.S. environmentalist who would prefer to keep all carbon in the ground, has upset the Trudeau government by calling the prime minister “the brother” of Donald Trump on climate change. Now, McKibben is lobbying the Canadian Museum of History to cut ties with its sponsor, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, […]

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Milking Trump for our own benefit

Apr 19 2017 — Andrew Coyne — It would be odd if ultra-filtered milk should one day prove to have been supply management’s undoing. The “non-fat milk solid” isn’t even considered milk for purposes of trade law, but an “ingredient” for use in processed foods like pizza cheese. And whereas the point of supply management is to keep prices higher than would […]

John Ivison
National Post

Canada should avoid more protectionism in face of Trump’s trade criticism

Apr 19 2017 — John Ivison — Canada’s pitch to the world is that it is the Gateway to North America. Investors, the promotional literature promises, gain preferential access to a continental market of US$20 trillion with 480 million customers. But in light of President Donald Trump’s comments about the Canadian dairy industry — how it’s “very, very unfair” to American farmers […]