Trump reignites old resentments in Mexico

170 years ago the U.S. first created resentment in Mexico by annexing territory roughly equivalent in size to western Europe

Trump reignites old resentments in MexicoRepublican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has ignited more than his share of controversies on the campaign trail. At least one lights a fire dangerously close to the foundation of a big chunk of the United States. A couple of weeks ago, an eye-catching photo was taken at an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in California. It featured…

The privilege of vacation travel comes with a price

I love Mexico but it is not lost on me that very few Mexicans are able to come to Vancouver for parallel vacation experiences

The privilege of vacation travel comes with a priceIt’s hard not to like Mexico. First of all it’s easy to fly there from here, and the cost of airfares has fallen over the past decade. Once you arrive, visitor clearance is pretty straight forward, especially at the major airports like Mexico City. There are convenient car rentals and hotels nearby, and limousine services…

Ending spat with United States could help us both

Our best allies should be the ones closest to home

Ending spat with United States could help us bothCanadians have had good reason to feel like we’re the wallflower who is taken for granted by the big, hunky neighbour to the south. Softwood lumber? Canadians again face the threat of tariffs when an eight-year truce expires in October. Country of origin labelling for beef? You bet. And our oil is so “dirty” in…