National Newswatch

Canada’s protectionism resembles a Third World country

Mar 18 2021 — Rupa Subramanya — On Monday, Rogers Communications announced a deal to buy Shaw Communications that’s worth a whopping $26 billion. By absorbing Shaw, Rogers would become Canada’s second-largest telecommunications company, overtaking Telus and putting it within striking distance of market-leader BCE, which owns Bell Canada.

Meaningless China-genocide vote will do nothing to help Uyghurs

Feb 23 2021 — Rupa Subramanya — The vote in Parliament Monday to condemn China for its alleged genocide against the country’s Muslim Uyghur minority was a travesty at every level. First, the motion put forward by the Conservative party was non-binding on the government and therefore its passage in the House of Commons is essentially meaningless. What’s more, while it is […]

India and Canada – Back to the Bad Old Days

Feb 21 2018 — Rupa Subramanya — On the eve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Canada April 2015, Vivek Dehejia and I co-authored a report for Canada’s Asia Pacific Foundation called “Canada and India: A New Beginning.” We argued then that the combination of Modi in India and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Canada augured well for the […]