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‘The most concerning piece is the trade war between China and the U.S.’

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘The most concerning piece is the trade war between China and the U.S.’

Pedro Antunes is the Conference Board of Canada’s chief economist. He joined the organization as an economist in 1991, after working with the Canadian forecasting group at the Bank of Canada. He has moved progressively into more senior positions. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for custom research work and economic analysis at […]

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The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
The refugee crisis: ‘[We should] stabilize the hotspots so people can go back to their homes’

Ratna Omidvar came to Canada from Iran in 1981 and her own experiences of displacement, integration and citizen engagement have inspired her work in Canada. She was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April 2016 as an independent senator representing Ontario. Prior to her appointment, Omidvar was the founding executive director of the think-tank […]

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‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
‘Canadians need to think about being in China. It’s always been risky and this is a reminder to them.’

David Mulroney is a career diplomat who finished his career as Canada’s ambassador to China between 2009 and 2012. Using expertise he gleaned there, he penned the book Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century. Prior to his posting in Beijing, he was deputy minister responsible for […]

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Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

| December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mass migration is ‘probably the biggest challenge now facing Western countries’

Scott Newark was a Crown prosecutor in Alberta until 1992. He also served as executive officer of the Canadian Police Association, director of operations to the Washington D.C.-based Investigative Project on Terrorism and as a security policy adviser to the governments of Ontario and Canada. He is currently an adjunct professor in the terrorism, risk […]

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Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yemen’s war: ‘The human rights situation is really critical.’

Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal has been Yemen’s man in Ottawa since November 2016, and before that, for four months in 2014, he was his country’s minister of foreign affairs. He also served as ambassador to the United Nations for three years and ambassador to Iran for five years, postings that inform his work to this day. […]

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Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Simon Palamar: Global politics and security expert at CIGI

Simon Palamar joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2012 after completing a PhD from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He manages CIGI’s Constructive Powers Initiative, which brings together foreign policy planners and academic experts from a dozen countries to discuss sensitive, new and emerging global security issues. His research interests […]

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On the possibility of an al-Qaeda attack in Canada: ‘I think we’re very vulnerable’

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
On the possibility of an al-Qaeda attack in Canada: ‘I think we’re very vulnerable’

Martin Rudner is a distinguished research professor emeritus from Carleton University. He spent his career working in the field of intelligence and national security studies and critical infrastructure protection. He worked at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned his PhD, as well as the Australian National University, before he joined the faculty at […]

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U.S.: ‘The most protectionist administration since the world trade order was put in place’

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
U.S.: ‘The most protectionist administration since the world trade order was put in place’

François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s energetic trade minister, comes to politics from business. A lawyer by training, he worked for more than 20 years in large international engineering, technology and energy companies. He was vice-president and senior counsel of ABB Group, a technology company that operates in more than 100 countries, and later worked as strategic development […]

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On NAFTA’s renegotiation: ‘It’s been baptism by fire, for sure.’

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
On NAFTA’s renegotiation: ‘It’s been baptism by fire, for sure.’

Dennis Darby, who had been CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA), became CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in January 2017. Before serving as CEO of the OPA, he spent 24 years with Procter & Gamble, starting his career as a product engineer and rising to director of North American External Relations. He […]

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Canada’s chief of protocol ‘There was never a day in the U.S. where I didn’t feel as though I was working on things that mattered’

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada’s chief of protocol ‘There was never a day in the U.S. where I didn’t feel as though I was working on things that mattered’

Roy Norton became Canada’s chief of protocol in July 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he was Canada’s consul general in Chicago, and from 2010 to 2014, Canada’s consul general in Detroit. For the four years prior, he served as minister (congressional relations and public affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Prior to that […]

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