Smarter Sovereign Debt

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February 20, 2015

New templates for sovereign debt contracts mean that small groups of creditors can no longer hold governments hostage over repayment. By Brett House.


The IMF: Crisis Fighter

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April 16, 2014

In the wake of the IMF/WB Spring Meetings, Brett House considers the continued role of the IMF in reforming the global financial system.


Beyond the Communiqués

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October 9, 2013

Brett House on why the IMF-World Bank meetings currently underway in Washington are just one way the international community collaborates on the economy.

The New Economic Order

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November 9, 2012

Earlier this month, we had the privilege of hosting Christine Lagarde on the occasion of the 2012 Globalist of the Year Gala dinner in Toronto. In her keynote speech, Mme. Lagarde discussed the economic crisis, underlining the susceptibility of domestic economies to slowdowns in other national jurisdictions. The growth trajectories of advanced economies are now […]


Lagarde Live

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October 19, 2012

The CIC is proud to be hosting Christine Lagarde on the occasion of her first visit to Canada since assuming her position at the International Monetary Fund. We look forward to hearing her insights, fresh from the recent 2012 IMF and World Bank meetings in Tokyo. Please join us for the live stream of the […]


Power to the People

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November 11, 2011

Does globalization hijack democratic choice or thrive on it? Hancock asks, as Grecians protest.


It’s getting harder to run the world – so spare some sympathy for the French.

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July 6, 2011

Christine Lagarde, recently French Finance Minister, has finally been confirmed as IMF head – but not without having to beat back challenges from pesky upstarts like Mexico, Singapore, and India – and following the trials (literally) and tribulations of former French head, Dominique Straus Khan. Then there’s poor Jean-Claud Trichet, the Frenchman in charge the […]

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 […]