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An interview with John Curtis

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September 8, 2011

Do governments have reason to be losing confidence in corporations, given the fact that U.S. public corporations are estimated to be sitting on over US$1 trillion? My instinct is to say no, that governments can express disappointment in the private sector, and can say, “We’ve done our share, now you belly up to the bar.” […]

An Interview with Catherine Swift

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September 8, 2011

An interview with Catherine Swift At the beginning of the month, The Globe ran a series of pieces talking about corporate spending in relation to the money that corporations have on hand. The Globe called it a spending crisis. Why do you think corporations aren’t spending? They have no confidence in the economy right now. They certainly […]

Four Ways to Reinvigorate the Canadian Foreign Policy Debate

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June 20, 2011

Last fall, I participated in a workshop hosted by L’Idée Fédérale, a think tank in Montreal headed by one of our Roundtable bloggers, André Pratte.  The topic was modest – “A Bold New Vision for Canada” – and we were all tasked with presenting on an aspect of our changing federation, in my case foreign […]