Trudeau is wrong to back intervention in Venezuela

Apparently it’s wrong for Russia to interfere in U.S. or Canadian elections, but okay for the U.S. and Canada to pick Venezuela’s leader

Trudeau is wrong to back intervention in VenezuelaLast spring, much of the opposition in Venezuela boycotted a presidential election, which they lost. Canadian monitors of the election reported that they “witnessed a transparent, secure, democratic and orderly electoral and voting process” and “felt confident that the result of the elections represents the will of the majority of Venezuelans who voted.” Prime Minister…

U.S. air strikes in Syria are unlawful, irresponsible and unjustified

Canada needs to speak up for peace and stability before the situation escalates into a wider conflict

U.S. air strikes in Syria are unlawful, irresponsible and unjustifiedThe recent U.S. air strikes in Syria show that a grave risk of wider war, including nuclear war, is upon us. Canada's government, and indeed everyone, should do whatever possible to avoid such a calamity. The federal government should not support any military action in Syria. The recent armed attacks, although fortunately limited in scale,…

The real reason Europeans oppose CETA

Opposition to the trade deal with Canada is growing because of the controversial foreign investor protection system it contains

The real reason Europeans oppose CETANORTH YORK, Ont. Oct. 26, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Europeans have great affection for Canadians. Yet millions of Europeans oppose the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe. Why? Some commentators suggest it's because of pettiness or internal squabbling in Belgium. Those claims are wrong. The real reason is that many people in…

Harper’s bad bet on China

Canada’s commitments to China were written in cement while China’s promises to Canada were written in sand

Harper’s bad bet on ChinaDownload this column on Stephen Harper and his trade deals for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Sep 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Thursday night’s election debate took place against the backdrop of the hard-hit resource sector. With its focus on the economy, the debate pointed to the Harper…

FIPA license to treat Canadians unfairly

FIPA uses the lopsided process of investor-state arbitration to decide disputes that affect third parties and the public

FIPA license to treat Canadians unfairlyDownload this column on FIPA for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Jul 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Since winning a majority in 2011, perhaps the most significant and irreversible decision by the Harper government was its lopsided investment deal with China. Among other concerns, the Canada-China Foreign Investment…

Canada a world leader in surrendering its sovereignty

Harper’s "free trade" legacy one of special privileges for foreign-owned companies

Canada a world leader in surrendering its sovereigntyDownload this column on free trade with Canada for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Jun 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - What do the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress have in common? They both have done more to protect Canada’s sovereignty than our House of Commons. Since winning…

Neil Young was right to speak out

He was right to speak out on poverty, apartheid and the Iraq War, and he is right to speak out on the oil sands

Neil Young was right to speak outTORONTO, ON, Jan 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Some said Neil Young should stick to music after he spoke out against the Oil Sands. But in a country where the Prime Minister plays piano and sings the Beatles for political effect, Neil Young has a right to be heard. He is a great Canadian musician…