National Newswatch

Death of a Visionary: Allan Gotlieb, 1928-2020

Apr 20 2020 — Jeremy Kinsman — Allan Gotlieb was an extraordinary composite of talent and purpose, formed like so many others who emerged from the galvanizing social cauldron of mid-twentieth century Winnipeg to enrich Canadian life. The extraordinary strength of his intellect was paired with a fascination for the intersection of power and public policy. His attraction to the essential force […]

Canada as “roadkill on a China-America collision”

Dec 1 2019 — Jeremy Kinsman — It is now a year since Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, who is also the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested at Vancouver Airport by the RCMP as she arrived from Hong Kong last Dec. 1 expecting to transfer to a flight to Mexico. It has created a crisis in Canada-China […]

Don’t turn downing of Malaysia’s MH17 into a Cold War club

Jul 18 2014 — Jeremy Kinsman — High above a conflict on the ground, which looked only to get worse, an airliner from a distant country on a routine flight is whacked out of the sky by — something. In the uncertainty that follows, the 24/7 news operations give play to rumours, reports of intelligence service read-outs and, above all, competing accusations. […]

Canada-EU relationship about much more than trade

Jun 25 2013 — Jeremy Kinsman — A column last week by Gordon Ritchie (‘Prolonged EU talks no surprise’ June 21), on the difficulties apparent in negotiations between Canada and the European Union for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement deserves a response.