Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation

Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilationThere are approximately 260 million immigrants in the world. An immigrant is defined as someone residing in a country other than their place of birth. Of that number, roughly 50 million are “illegal immigrants” who lack official authorization to reside in their host country. In 2017, roughly 3.4 per cent of the world’s population of…

For Olympic success emulate the freestylers

Based on the results in South Korea, Canada’s formula for future Olympic success is obvious: emulate the freestylers

For Olympic success emulate the freestylersI know it’s still four years until the next Winter Olympics in Japan. But when they start the planning for Canada’s next Winter Games contingent, might I recommend that they let the freestylers run the show? You may have noticed the Canadian freestyle skiers and snowboarders as they took on half-pipes, ski cross, moguls and…

Trudeau putting Canada’s economic interests at risk

While Asian nations are interested in our goods and services, not one of them is interested in buying the values that Trudeau keeps proselytizing

Trudeau putting Canada’s economic interests at riskEngaging in international trade is perhaps the greatest of Canadian economic traits. We’ve been traders since the first Europeans arrived. The accounts of the competition between les voyageurs and les coureurs du bois, and between the Hudson Bay Co. and the North West Co., are part of national folklore. Canada has always been a nation of…

Whether we like it or not, the world is changing

Some of the comfortable assumptions we have been living under are under increasing pressure

Whether we like it or not, the world is changingIf you’re not paying attention, you should. Some of the assumptions we consider axiomatic are under increasing pressure. The conventional orthodoxies are endangered and the ground is prospectively shifting. For instance, Austria’s October 15 election was the latest demonstration of popular resistance to the tide of supra-national multiculturalism. Notwithstanding its status as received wisdom, the…

Japan our best bet as an Asian trading partner

It is rich, technologically advanced, democratic and abides by the rule of law

Japan our best bet as an Asian trading partnerDownload Japan our best bet as an Asian trading partner OTTAWA, CALGARY OUT OTTAWA, ON, Apr 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Geography, history, immigration and economic self-interest all suggest that Canada’s trade should be oriented toward the Asia-Pacific. Yet we need to choose our trading partners with care. It is a mistake is to be…

Japan’s nuclear state of denial

Three years on, Japan’s nuclear establishment continues to deny the ongoing crisis

Japan’s nuclear state of denialBy Jeff Richmond Contributor Troy Media CALGARY, AB, Mar 13, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I was there, in Japan, the day the big one hit three years ago this week. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake threw my colleagues and me to the floor of the newsroom where we worked. The terrifying shock made the next two…