International Affairs

Canada has been a world leader of peace and advancement—recall peacekeeping forces, the Kyoto and the land mines treaties, and the Responsibility To Protect (R2P), among many others. Looking to the future, how do we restore Canada's good name and work with the nations of the world towards international peace, progress and security?

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NEW REPORT. Responding to the Trump Cuts: Canadian Tax Policy

By Daniela Stratulativ & Andrew Cardozo

CANADIAN TAX POLICY FOLLOWING THE TRUMP TAX CUTS A report from three roundtables in 2017 and 2018  A priority issue in the Pearson Centre’s ECON4TMRO series   By Daniela Stratulativ & Andrew Cardozo October 2018 The Pearson Centre would like t …

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McKENNA & CHAGGER keynote @ Year4Conference, Nov 26

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McKenna, Chagger, May, Cullen, Sahota, Woo, McGuinty,  vanKoeverden, Beatty, Daviau….. The Year 4 Conference….Y4C We want to invite you to be part of an important conference this fall – one that focuses on Year 4 of the current Parliament. What do …

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Pearson’s Foreign Affairs legacy: then and now – Cohen

By Andrew Cohen

Lester Pearson is back in favour but the international role he fashioned for Canada is lagging ANDREW COHEN Special to The Globe and Mail Published December 11, 2017 (Published with the author’s permission) Andrew Cohen is author of Extraordinary Canad …

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Pearson wins Nobel (from the CBC in 1957)

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http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/lester-pearson-a-peacemakers-peacemaker The Award was announced in October and awarded on December 10, 1057. From the CBC website: Lester B. Pearson’s peace solution wins him the Nobel Prize As Secretary of State for Ex …

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Bland Pudding: European Pillar of Social Rights – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

Second in a series on Futures Entwined: The nation-state and the welfare state. How is the EUropean Union dealing with inequality, the global economy, population movement, and political cracks in the state of the union? The EU is suffering from the clo …

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Futures Entwined: Nation State & Welfare State – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

First in a Series It was a nice little quip for amateur philosophers. In Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the French Revolution and the development of democracy, and was reported to have replied “..it is too early to say. …

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Canadian Tax Policy and the Trump Agenda: Conference Call

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Many will say that our tax policy works well for Canada, with some tweaks always needed. It is balanced and internationally competitive. But our system could be rocked shortly by comparatively radical reductions in corporate and personal income tax rat …

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NAFTA needs Benefits for Everyone – Seccareccia

By Mario Seccareccia

When former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney negotiated and signed the original Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) in 1989, followed by then newly-elected Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s endorsement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) i …

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Trump’s Tax Plan and Ours – Bédard


By Mathieu Bédard

Time to reconsider the Canadian tax plan? A few months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to reduce the federal corporate tax rate in the United States from its current top rate of 35% down to 15%. While the president’s legislativ …

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