A new kind of common market beckons Canada

There’s never been a better time to have a free-trade, investment and work-permit regime between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore

A new kind of common market beckons CanadaAs international trade deals devolve – or disintegrate – new opportunities should present themselves. Britain is leaving the European Union. Canada may be forced to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if President Donald Trump’s conditions for Canada’s membership become too painful. Several other nations are in unsatisfactory trade and investment treaties, and…

The left loses its way in country after country

Populist right-wing parties with surprising sticking power are on the rise

The left loses its way in country after countryWith votes in Norway, Germany and New Zealand, September has been an interesting month for general elections. And while each had its own characteristics, it’s fair to say the stories have something in common. First, though, let’s take a look at them one by one. When Norway went to the polls on Sept. 11, the…

NZ legislation gives river legal status as a “person”

The designation has already been cited as inspirational by an Indian High Court in its decision to grant the Ganges river the status of a legal person

NZ legislation gives river legal status as a “person”NEW YORK, N.Y., April 9, 2017 /Troy Media/ – A river in New Zealand has been given legal personhood status and will have the same rights as a human being. It’s the first time in the world that a river has been legally recognized as a living entity. The impact on environmental battles across the globe…

New Zealand refuses to ignore its history

Why rejecting a new flag design was an endorsement of the nation's identity and another rejection of elite manipulation

New Zealand refuses to ignore its historyTORONTO, Ont. April 5, 2016/ Troy Media/ - New Zealanders know who they are and aren't afraid to wave a flag about it. Faced with an organized, government-backed effort to replace the national flag, the voters declined. And they did so decisively, by a margin of almost 14 percentage points. The purported problem with the flag…