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Entries by Diane Francis from 06/2012

What's Bigger: Mulcair's Mansion, his Ego, or Alberta Oilsands?

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Mulcair lives in the lap of the luxury he rails against, offers ruinous prescriptions that attract headlines, and does not do his homework. On the other hand, Mulcair is good news for the Tories, but Canada faces serious choices and needs intelligent conversation. It need a smart opposition as a check and balance.

Slide Over Oil: Shell Puts Energy Behind Natural Gas

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Business

Last week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC began rolling out a strategy that will dramatically change the energy world. With revenues larger than the economies of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia combined, Shell is betting big on natural gas to replace oil as the world's foremost transportation fuel. This is the game-changer.

Will a Soccer Match Decide Greece's EU Fate?

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Canada

Greeks will watch the Euro 2012 soccer match between their country and Russia before going to the polls on June 17. If the Greeks lose, the country will vote to stay in the Eurozone. If they win, all bets are off. But, like football, forecasting is impossible (unless the games are rigged) which means that anything can happen. Here are three possible scenarios.