The Open Border Paradox – The Emergent US-Canada Transgovernmental Regime: Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley for CIC

The following is a short commentary from Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley examines the “Open Borders Paradox” which holds that borders depend on extensive cross-border cooperation both for their effectiveness and legitimacy. “The way Canada and the United States managed their joint land border in response to COVID-19 illustrates the extent to which functional borders… Continue reading The Open Border Paradox – The Emergent US-Canada Transgovernmental Regime: Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley for CIC

US overcompensating for storming of Capitol with inauguration security: Leuprecht

The huge security rollout in Washington, DC, ahead of the presidential inauguration on January 20 is because there is not a good grasp of intelligence, says MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht, and officials don’t want a repeat of the Capitol security breach on January 6.

Is Canada “back” on the international stage? Canadians don’t think so: An MLI Poll

OTTAWA, ON (November 16, 2020): New polling conducted on behalf of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute finds that, not only do Canadians care about foreign policy, but they also have some strong opinions about Canada’s place in the world, our allies, and our adversaries. These findings are the first segment of a three-part project on measuring Canadians’… Continue reading Is Canada “back” on the international stage? Canadians don’t think so: An MLI Poll

Social media, not free trade, is the main conduit for American influence: Philip Cross in the Financial Post

The inundation of social media from our southern neighbours impairs our ability to focus on issues uniquely relevant to Canada, writes Philip Cross in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Philip Cross, October 14, 2020 The recent passing of former Liberal leader John… Continue reading Social media, not free trade, is the main conduit for American influence: Philip Cross in the Financial Post

The Coming Crisis in the US (and what Canada should do about it): Balkan Devlen for Inside Policy

Canada should start thinking about contingency plans for all eventualities following the US November elections, writes Balkan Devlen. By Balkan Devlen, September 30, 2020 In the midst of a pandemic, faced with record high budget deficit and government debt, unsure about the prospects of a quick economic recovery, beleaguered by an ongoing ethics scandal that… Continue reading The Coming Crisis in the US (and what Canada should do about it): Balkan Devlen for Inside Policy

I Don’t Need a Crystal Ball to Know Your President’s Drug Importation Plan Will Flop: John Adams in Inside Sources

We Canadians urge our American friends to seek real solutions to current problems and not to embrace empty promises. The concept of cheap drugs from Canada has never been anything more than a political hallucination, writes John Adams. By John Adams, August 17, 2020 On the whole, we Canadians genuinely want what’s best for our… Continue reading I Don’t Need a Crystal Ball to Know Your President’s Drug Importation Plan Will Flop: John Adams in Inside Sources

Our not-so-pure trade policy – Canada plays the same protectionist game as everyone else: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Canada’s anti-tariff stance on aluminum is not just about free trade. It’s also about job protection in Quebec, writes Jack Mintz. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Jack Mintz, August 14, 2020 The U.S. reinstatement of a 10 per cent tariff on Canadian unwrought aluminum has brought… Continue reading Our not-so-pure trade policy – Canada plays the same protectionist game as everyone else: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Trudeau’s UN Security Council Seat Loss Means Canada Can Focus On What Really Matters

To secure a seat on the UN Security Council, Trudeau made a Faustian bargain, with disastrous results. But we should put the failure behind us and pursue international goals that matter to Canada and the world. Read more.

Let’s just hope Joe Biden breaks his budget promises: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

Some studies suggest Biden’s tax proposals will make it more difficult for the American economy to recover from the deepest recession since the Great Depression, writes Jack Mintz in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt of the article, which can be read in full here.  By Jack Mintz, June 11, 2020  This past week,… Continue reading Let’s just hope Joe Biden breaks his budget promises: Jack Mintz in the Financial Post

COVID-19 unlikely to fundamentally disrupt Canada-US defence relations: Teeple and McBride for Inside Policy

As we have in the past we will overcome this novel challenge to relations with our neighbour and ally, and face growing security threats to our continent together, write Nancy Teeple and Andrew McBride. By Nancy Teeple and R. Andrew McBride, June 2, 2020 The Canada-US relationship is one of mutual interdependence, albeit asymmetrical given… Continue reading COVID-19 unlikely to fundamentally disrupt Canada-US defence relations: Teeple and McBride for Inside Policy