The plagiarist, who helped Donald Trump pen several books on his own career, had no political experience, and obviously did not understand the due diligence that must go into parsing every word before a convention audience. Why did Trump not hire a political writer who might understand that crafting that kind of speech is quite different from publishing an autobiography?
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Skills shortages are making it difficult and expensive for innovative companies to find the people they need for growth. The shortage of talent is one of the most pressing issues not only in Canada but in the United States and Europe as well.
While many have expressed concern that the process of banning microbeads has taken too long, it has happened at lightning speed compared to the turtle-like progress that has plagued other toxic chemicals assessed under the federal Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) in recent years.
True success in battling global climate change is dependent on all the world’s greenhouse gas-emitting, fossil-fuel-burning, resource-depleting industrial nations being equally committed to lowering their economic growth and hence to lowering their populations’ standard of living. How likely is that?
At the end of the day, the first ministers' report in November will tell us whether our governments have been listening to Canadians. Équiterre will continue to be a strong voice in this conversation to make sure Canada ratifies the Paris agreement armed with a strong Canadian climate plan to meet our commitment to the international community.
Dangerous and empty rhetoric on both sides while avoiding discussion of real problems or policies—like increasing violent conflict, and social and economic turmoil in both the U.S. and around the world—means there isn't much to learn from the American 'gurus,' unless we are willing to become fear-mongering mud-slingers ourselves.
It is time for the prime minister and his colleagues to set priorities and start the implementation part of the agenda.
A triumphant Erdogan will seize this opportunity to complete his takeover of all the major state organizations and the media.