Minister of International Trade and Liberal MP for University-Rosedale. Author. Proud wife and mother of three. Runner when I can squeeze it in.Minister of International Trade and Liberal MP for University-Rosedale. Author. Proud wife and mother of three.

A fine balance for Obama to strike

ft.com — American presidents sometimes give interviews in the Oval Office. On this occasion Barack Obama chooses the nearby Roosevelt room, named after Teddy Roosevelt and his distant relative Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the last American president to be

From Canada, Lessons on Revolution

nytimes.com — CALGARY, ALBERTA - Conventional wisdom has it that the Internet is dumbing us down and making politics more partisan. Sound bites are more effective than substance. The punditocracy that shapes these truisms is, needless to say, pretty certain they apply most powerfully to people in the provinces, especially those with a history of voting for the right.

looks like it is up to the Conservatives

fairduty.wordpress.com — On Friday, counterpunch published a detailed article by Murray Dobbin, concerning the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and what appears to be a fog of ignorance in the halls of our Federal Government. Dobbin writes: [The] consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble created by ... trade department officials.

An Open Letter To Canadians On The Trans-Pacific Partnership

huffingtonpost.ca — Posted: As Canada's newly appointed minister of international trade, I have spent the last two months talking to Canadians about our potential participation in the Trans‑Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. After attending public town halls, participating in over 70 meetings and round tables, and receiving feedback from thousands of Canadians who have written to me, it is clear that many feel the TPP presents significant opportunities, while others have concerns.

Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

ted.com — Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds -- and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap.

Is Jeremy Corbyn really radical about the north?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Jennifer Williams / August 28, 2015 / Leave a comment This piece was originally published in the Manchester Evening News I've stayed quiet on Jeremy Corbyn until now, mainly for a quiet life. But all good things must come to an end.

Why is high immigration a problem for the government?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Josh Lowe / August 28, 2015 / Leave a comment Yesterday, net migration soared to its highest-ever level: 330,000 in a year. While driven partly by a small decrease in the number of people leaving the UK, this is largely caused by more people coming to live in this country.

Big Question: should we watch videos of violent atrocities?

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Prospect Team / August 27, 2015 / Leave a comment Yesterday, a journalist and a camera operator for the US news network WDBJ7 were killed in the course of their work by a gunman, with some of the attack captured live on air. But the TV cameras weren't the only ones that were rolling.

Kezia Dugdale: if Labour doesn’t change it’s dead in Scotland

prospectmagazine.co.uk — No matter how hard she tries, she has an impossible job. That's the accepted wisdom about the new Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, 33, who has enjoyed a rather meteoric rise. Her party's sixth leader in eight years, Dugdale is tasked with the unenviable job of finding a solution to Labour's electoral woes in Scotland.

Iain Duncan Smith’s “conversation” about disability is one-sided

prospectmagazine.co.uk — by Alex Taylor / August 25, 2015 / Leave a comment Yesterday Iain Duncan Smith outlined his future vision for sickness benefit provision, saying he wants to "place people at the heart of the system, and make the system work around them, rather than the other way round."
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