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Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent

Jan 17 2018 — Marc Edge — A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has triggered long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult, especially in vulnerable media industries. (Bank Phrom/Unsplash) Marc Edge, University Canada West History’s habit of repeating itself has once again hamstrung Canadian antitrust law when it comes to preventing media monopolies. This time, however, the […]

Data on Canadian immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries might surprise Trump

Jan 15 2018 — — Defenders of Donald Trump say his “shithole countries” remark regarding people from Africa, Haiti and other nations was just Trump being Trump — the president may have used salty language, but it’s really just his way of saying the United States should have a merit-based immigration system like Canada’s. A generous interpretation of Trump’s comments […]

Data on Canadian immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries might surprise Trump

Jan 15 2018 — Arvind Magesan — Haitian-Americans protest Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks as they march in Miami on Jan. 12 to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Haitian earthquake, (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Arvind Magesan, University of Calgary Defenders of Donald Trump say his “shithole countries” remark regarding people from Africa, Haiti and other nations was just Trump being Trump — […]

Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

Jan 12 2018 — Danny Lam — Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that officials reportedly fear the United States is about to withdraw from the deal. Canada’s credibility with Americans has been damaged during the past year because political expediency has triumphed over institutional integrity. Understanding how Canada’s credibility has been damaged, and repairing it, will be key […]

Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

Jan 12 2018 — Danny Lam — Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Danny Lam, University of Waterloo Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that officials reportedly fear the United […]

A red alert for the future Arctic

Jan 3 2018 — Edward Struzik — Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories. His peers, the premiers of Nunavut and the Yukon Territory, would be justified in calling for the same thing. As housing, poverty and unemployment statistics show, […]