In a world of financial and economic inter-connectedness it would be foolish to suggest that there won't be any knock-on effects from the hitherto number four largest economy worldwide in its political convulsions, but from this particular writer's standpoint, Canada's economy is sailing safely going forward.
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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> He studied Political Science at the University of Toronto.
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
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
Tim Hudak had no plan to address this pension crisis and the provincial Conservatives are, in fact, out of the picture on this issue. There is very little disagreement between the Ontario Liberals and the Ontario NDP when it comes to the need to restructure existing federal and provincial retirement coverage, with or without federal impetus.
07/15/2014 05:40 EDT
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