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Entries by Diane Francis from 11/2012

There's Nothing Fair About Canada-China Trade

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Business

Last week, a casualty of China's unfair treatment of foreign investors spoke privately about the new trade deal signed between Ottawa and Beijing. Ottawa capitulated to China on everything. The deal, using a hockey metaphor, allows only a select few to play on Team Canada on a small patch of ice in China and to be fouled, without remedies or referees.

Will the Fiscal Cliff Unite Romney and Obama?

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Obama's victory was critical because it's the only way the Congressional gridlock regarding the deficit can be overcome. That is because Obama belled the cat in 2011 with his eleventh hour deal that imposed a deadline now nicknamed the "fiscal cliff."

Finally, A Railway Oil Can Ride On

| Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Business

A group of Canadian businessmen has obtained the blessing of Alaskan tribes and Canadian First Nations to build a railroad through their lands that could carry up to five million barrels per day from the oil sands to the super tanker port in Valdez, Alaska. This is truly a nation-building project that must be seriously evaluated by all governments and the oil industry.

Foreign Companies Must Stop Gaming Our System

| Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Business

China's track record in Canada is checkered, to say the least, and yet the China-Canada trade deal would open the floodgates to tens of thousands of sovereign enterprises then exempt them from Investment Canada scrutiny if they want to buy more.