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Morneau’s Snapshot

July 13, 2020

In the Westminster system, the practice of preparing an annual budget of the nation’s finances is attributed to William Pitt the Younger. This prodigy, prime minister at 24, vastly reformed Britain’s chaotic public finances in the late...

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National Security Post-COVID: Part 2

July 6, 2020

By Bill James, Senior Advisor--This is the Part 2 of a two-part commentary on the need for a broad review of Canada's evolving security risks. Read Part 1 here. Should, for example, Canada continue to be indifferent as to which countries...

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National Security Post-COVID: Part 1

July 6, 2020

By Bill James, Senior Advisor --- Does COVID-19 illustrate the need to reform Canadian economic policy and industrial strategy to strengthen national security? The most fundamental obligation of a national government is to protect the...

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Online Hate and Good Governance

July 6, 2020

Honda. Levi’s. Lululemon. MEC. Unilever. All of these brands have something in common: they are united as part of the “Hit Pause on Hate” campaign and have committed to boycott their paid Facebook advertising until the social media giant...

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The Perpetual Reign of Vladimir Putin

June 29, 2020

Barring some unlikely turn of events, Vladimir Putin seems poised, courtesy of thinly veiled constitutional manipulations, to solidify his perpetual grasp on power in Russia. And, despite an element of courageous (and sometimes...

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Leading With Emotional Intelligence

June 22, 2020

On June 9, Greg Glassman stepped down as CEO and founder of CrossFit Inc. Pressured to take a position in social media about #blacklivesmatter he, in his own terms, “created a rift in the CrossFit community and unintentionally hurt many of...

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