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United Nations: Canadians Continue to Support Organization

Canadians, as goes the collective, lore are international and global in perspective. Especially, in relation to our southern neighbour who has...

Arming Saudi Arabia: The Collision of Values and Business

A look back at four polls which have addressed the export of arms to Saudi Arabia with a focus on the inherent challenge of reconciling the public's desire for an ethical policy with the realities of arms exports.

Views of Our Southern Neighbour [Pew Research Center]

The United States is Canada's closest neighbour but our affection for the country has clearly taken a sharp decline since the Trump Presidency began....

Handle with Care: Trudeau, Trump and the Canadian Public

As the initial volleys of a trade war are exchanged it is worth considering the potential consequences of Trudeau’s need to balance out maintaining...

International Trade Involvement is Net Positive but 1 in 4 have Protectionist Orientation

A recent Global Attitudes Survey 2016 by the Pew Research Center provides an interesting window into how Canadians see trade independent of specific agreements or specific...

A National Purposes is Needed on the Question of International Aid

Aid for international development is a hard sell to domestic audiences but the need for it is unlikely to go away. A significant new...

The Trump Effect: Canadian and World Perceptions of Our Southern Neighbour

It will come as no surprise that the Trump administration is not perceived as positively as the Obama one. The Gallup poll released recently...

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