Entries by Don Newman C.M.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NAFTA and The Power of Words: Newman

[:en]The difficulty going forward in further rounds of NAFTA negotiations was illustrated in the difficulty agreeing to the communique ending the first round on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Washington. American negotiators wanted the communique to refer to the four days of talks as the first round in the “renegotiation of NAFTA.” But negotiators for […]