The election of U.S. President Donald Trump is a symptom, not a cause, of the death of the United States as a country, writes Warren Kinsella. Photograph by Gage Skidmore
Donald Trump is barking up the wrong tree, as are the other populists emerging all across Europe, and their emulators who are beginning to appear in the developing world. Why do they all persist in blaming free trade and globalization instead of automation? Because you can’t do anything about automation.
Politics is no playground, to be sure. Party leadership races in the 1980s between Brian Mulroney and Joe Clark, John Turner and Jean Chrétien, were hotly contested races. But there was more cross-party cooperation then, and less of the relentless partisanship—and mistrust—that typifies politics today.
If the Conservative Party membership at large does not soon come to its senses and act, the once-great national institution will be in ruins, writes former Mulroney-era cabinet minister Tom McMillan in his upcoming book, Not My Party: The Rise and Fall of Canadian Tories, from Robert Stanfield to Stephen Harper.
How Canada can take advantage of America’s mistakes.
In 2014, Trudeau asked the Conservative government what it would do to improve life for Canadian youth. Today, I call on him to answer that same question.
By 2050, the world is projected to have some nine billion mouths to feed in a potentially much warmer world, with prolonged heat waves, drought, grave water shortages, rising sea levels threatening many of the world’s major cities, the risk of new diseases and much reduced biodiversity and damaged ecosystems.