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Yves Guillaume A. Messy

Co-Founder at QGS Technologies, Fintech Thought Leader

Yves Guillaume A. Messy is a regular political and economic commentator on CTV National News's "True North Politics" as well as its "Political Express" panel as an active member of the Liberal Party of Canada. He frequently appears on TVO's "The Agenda with Steve Paikin", CBC National News, and other networks.

He is an Editor of Global Brief Magazine, Canada's leading foreign policy and global governance magazine, and the Associate Editor (Trade and Economy) for iAffairs Canada, an international affairs platform based at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs.

He is also a Research Fellow at the NATO Council of Canada, specialist in Geoeconomics and Economic Statecraft, briefing policymakers on the interactive dynamics business and government in the global economy. He also contributes to various international radio and print outlets, speaking on foreign affairs and the international business on networks such as Radio Moscow, The Voice of Russia.

He studied Political Science at the University of Toronto.
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Harper Has Made Canada Irrelevant in Global Governance

Stephen Harper's decisions on Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United States have officially shut the last nails on the coffin of Canadian relevance in global governance. The Conservative government's hard power strategy officially commits Canada to the role of a fireman in an incandescent region, at the taxpayer's expense, with zero influence on the regional levers at the core of the Middle East's most pressing fires today. It is time for the opposition parties to fine-tune their foreign policy chops in the coming official campaign period in order for Canada to chart its way back to the world's bargaining table.
06/24/2015 12:30 EDT
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In Election Year, Bill C-51 Is Best Opposed by Supreme Court

Given the parliamentary majority that the Harper government currently enjoys, official effective opposition to its typically extreme legislative proposal lies squarely in the hands of the Supreme Court. Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau's respective decisions to stand aside the bill as it makes its way in the House of Commons, preferring instead to pitch oversight-related amendments as part of their prospective federal electoral platforms, reinforces this reality.
03/11/2015 05:22 EDT