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Carlo Dade

Sr. Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, Univ. of Ottawa

Carlo Dade is a Senior Fellow in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa he is also a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. and a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI). Mr. Dade is currently the Director of the Centre on Trade and Investment Policy at the Canada West Foundation.

Mr. Dade began his career at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and subsequently ran Caribbean operations for the Inter-American Foundation, a U.S. government foreign aid agency. Prior to joining the Canada West Foundation he was Executive Director for the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) and was columnist for Embassy Newspaper, Canada’s foreign affairs weekly.
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I Was Wrong About The U.S. Election

One might not like what Trump stood for, but a lot of people did, enough for him to become president. He had a vision that compelled people to come out, in record numbers, just as Obama's vision had done eight years earlier. Clinton, on the other hand, offered competence and an impressive CV.... But that was just not enough to motivate enough people to come out for her.
11/10/2016 02:49 EST
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With CETA, Canada Emerges As Most Preferred Trade Negotiating Partner

The bottom line is that Canada now appears as the only 'adult' in the room when it comes to global trade negotiations. Should the U.S. continue to fail and flail in its attempts to bring the TPP to a vote, that comparative distinction will carry through to Asian countries looking to pick up the pieces of a failed TPP and gain access to the NAFTA market.
10/31/2016 02:32 EDT

There's Simply No Way Donald Trump Can Win The Election

For Trump to win "significantly" more of the white vote would mean getting into the mid-60 per cent range, or two out of three white voters -- two out of three! As absurd as that sounds, Trump's chance of simply not doing as poorly as did Romney amongst African Americans and non-Cuban Hispanics looks even more absurd.
05/17/2016 02:38 EDT
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What Came Of Trudeau's Visit To Washington

During the Trudeau-Obama talk in D.C., it was clear that amongst the lobbyist and government relations crowd at the talk, there appeared to be a heightened sense of anticipation for this visit; above what one would normally expect for a run of the mill head of state visit. And this is good news for Canada with Trudeau as PM.
03/07/2016 11:33 EST
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What's Wrong With Exporting What People Want?

If you have something the rest of the world wants, you figure out how to profit by providing it; you do not denigrate the opportunity before you. That's just common sense. It's also common sense that you exploit other opportunities to make money. One does not prevent pursuing the other.
02/02/2016 12:07 EST

Canada Must Get Behind The TPP Now Or Risk Being Left Behind

Should Canada not ratify the agreement now and decide to try and join later, it's doubtful that any of the probably hundreds of exemptions and carve-outs that it currently has would be offered again. In other words, if you don't like this version of the TPP you'll be less happy with what we would get later.
01/29/2016 11:33 EST
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership May be Dead on Arrival

News that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had joined the entire rest of the democratic field in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership may well sound the death knell for the agreement. It also raises a few interesting possibilities about where things go next. Yes, it's politics. And yes, we went through something similar with Obama and his promise to renegotiate NAFTA. But this is different.
10/13/2015 05:17 EDT

The Hard Truths for Canada About the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The bottom line with the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Canada is that it really doesn't have a choice about whether or not to join. The Americans and Mexicans are joining and they're taking the North American market i.e. Canada's market, the source of its prosperity, with them -- whether or not Canada agrees. The TPP will turn North America from a privileged table for three, which Canada has more or less had to share only with Mexico, into a crowded sauve qui peut la vie table for 12.
10/05/2015 05:06 EDT

Foreign Policy Should Have Taken Centre Stage at the Munk Debate

Monday's Munk Debate is probably going to generate a lot chatter about in the small circles in Canada that actually care about foreign policy. That the three candidates themselves had trouble staying on the foreign side of issues and had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, back to foreign policy is only one indication.
09/29/2015 06:00 EDT

Canada Needs to Increase Its Focus on North America

That the U.S. is changing is not news; it may be the definition of pabulum. But what is surprising is how out of touch or uninformed most of Canada seems to be with the drastically changing U.S. and also Mexico, in other words with North America.
07/02/2015 08:57 EDT

Canadians Need to Be Better Educated About the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Attention in Canada is finally starting to shift toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and two things are starting to become apparent. The first is that no one in Canada seems to know what the agreement is. As iPolitics has noted, Canadians seem unsure" if the TPP is a trade agreement, rock band or new brand of toilet paper.
06/29/2015 12:44 EDT

Trudeau Gets it Right on North America

Justin Trudeau's speech on the importance of North America on Monday echoed most of the current wisdom on Canada's standing in North America -- we're in trouble and the issue needs some serious attention. The idea for a cabinet level committee on the U.S. relationship proposed by Trudeau is good, but in reality it would have to be a committee on North America, which means including Mexico. And Trudeau seemed half way there in his speech.
06/23/2015 01:14 EDT