Canada Politics

FLASH: Inflation Ticks Upward in Canada

Canadian 10-dollar bill, cc Flickr KMR Photography, modfied, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Creeping inflation could force the Bank of Canada’s hand on an interest rate hike come April.

President Trump Tries on a Trade War

TrumpCPAC, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

In fulfilling one of his central campaign promises, US President Trump has set the stage for a wide-ranging trade war.

Canada Prime Minister Trudeau Embarks on Key China Visit

ShipCa, cc Flickr Roel Hemkes, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Trudeau’s first visit to the Middle Kingdom will set the tone for China-Canada relations in the years to come.

Canada’s Energy Heartland Devastated by Wildfires

Wildfire, cc Flickr modified jasonwoodhead23, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Wildfires have devastated Canada’s energy heartland, causing damage in the billions and forcing the evacuation of over 80,000 people.

GPM Outlook 2016: A Turbulent Year for the Canadian Economy

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Can Prime Minister Trudeau’s “sunny ways” permeate through the economic gloom gathering over Canada in 2016?

What to Expect from a Trudeau Government

cc A.k.fung, Justin Trudeau 2009

The Harper era included a few major departures from the past in terms of Canadian foreign policy. Will Justin Trudeau continue the trend?

Canada Election 2015: Foreign Policy Is a Four-Letter Word

Mulcair, 2014, cc Flickr Alex Guibord

Nearly a week into the Canadian election campaign and there’s very little to go on in terms of the foreign policy platforms of opposition parties. “Keep it vague,” seems to be the overriding dictum so far.

Canada Steps Out of Peacekeeper Role and into the Unknown

CF-18-2, cc Flickr Perry Quan, modified

The Harper government has shifted Canadian foreign policy from ‘peacekeeper’ to ‘player’ in the Middle East and beyond. But is the Canadian military ready for a more assertive role on the world stage?

Analysis: How Low Can the Canadian Dollar Go?

Loonie, cc Flickr S. Rae, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Canadian dollar got a reprieve from the US Federal Reserve yesterday, but it’s one that will ultimately be short-lived.

Bill C-51: Harper’s Attempt to ‘Arrest His Way out of Terrorism’

Parliament Hill, cc Flickr joiseyshowaa, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Instead of creating new laws and new criminals as Bill C-51 would, Canadian politicians should adopt a more holistic approach to the problem of terrorism.

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