Entries by Don Newman C.M.

Don Newman: Budget 2018 Doubles Down on Liberal Strengths

The Trudeau Government’s third budget tabled in the House of Commons February 27, reinforced and underlined government policies in the first two years of its mandate and outlined where it plans to go to try and win a second mandate in 2019. What it didn’t do was directly deal with the two biggest issues overhanging […]


Trump the Disruptor: Don Newman

Since Donald Trump was sworn into office a year ago as president of the United States with his “America First” agenda, friends and allies have been lamenting the lack of world leadership by the United States. That is, until December 6th. In a classic case of be careful what you wish for, Trump stood the […]


Mid-Term Downturn: Newman

[:en]If the first year for a new government is a honeymoon, the second is a time to launch major initiatives, and the third is where everything begins to fall apart, then, so far, the Justin Trudeau government is closely following the script. As it passes the second anniversary of its election and begins year three […]


Don Newman: A Good Day for Minister Morneau

[:en]In Question Period today in the House of Commons, the questions were relentless. Why did Finance Minister Bill Morneau not place his considerable ‎wealth in a blind trust as every other wealthy cabinet minister has done in the past and is only doing it now? And when Question Period ‎ended, the Commons went to a […]


Newman on NAFTA: Does the Boeing/Bombardier dispute set a dangerous precedent for Canadian companies?

[:en]Ensight’s Don Newman on the timing of the third round of NAFTA negotiations ending at the same time as the Boeing/Bombardier dispute escalateing and how timing is everything in politics. Timing is everything. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have been scrambling to assure everyone who will listen that the […]