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Growing Trade the Progressive Way — Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Speaker(s): Chrystia Freeland Chair: Professor Karen Smith Recorded on 14 July 2016 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House In a world of growing protectionist trends, how can trade respond to the concerns of people who feel they were left behind, and how can we shape the 21st century inclusive trade agenda that everyone will benefit from.

Crash Bang Wallop by Iain Martin | Waterstones — Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the financial revolution known as 'Big Bang', Crash Bang Wallop will tell the gripping story of how the changes introduced in the 1980s in the City of London transformed our world.

For Canada and Europe, now is the time for bridges, not walls — In turbulent political times, both in Europe and on our side of the Atlantic, headlines are too often dominated by division and disagreement, never more so than since last month's news from Britain. We are living today in possibly the most protectionist moment, in many influential parts of the world, and particularly in Western industrialized democracies.

Neue Brücken statt Hürden zwischen EU und Kanada — Wir leben in unruhigen politischen Zeiten. Auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks beherrschen Streit und Uneinigkeit die Schlagzeilen, insbesondere seit dem Referendum in Großbritannien. Viele einflussreiche Länder, vor allem westliche Industrienationen, scheinen sich mehr denn je vom Protektionismus verleiten zu lassen. Umso wichtiger sind Initiativen von Regierungen zur Stärkung von Partnerschaften, die den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern beider Seiten zum Vorteil gereichen.

The new age of authoritarianism — In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, democracy was on the march and we declared the End of History. Nearly two decades later, a neo-imperialist Russia is at war with Georgia, Communist China is proudly hosting the Olympics, and we find that, instead, we

A fine balance for Obama to strike — 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 — 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.

Super-Rich Irony — One night last May, some twenty financiers and politicians met for dinner in the Tuscany private dining room at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. The eight-course meal included blinis with caviar; a fennel, grapefruit, and pomegranate salad; cocoa-encrusted beef tenderloin; and blue-cheese panna cotta.

looks like it is up to the Conservatives — 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 — 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.
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