Let’s not give Amazon all the credit (and money)

Every day I read about how shopping malls are struggling, particularly in the United States. The most common explanation seems to be that people are doing most of their shopping online these days, such as on Amazon, while major department stores and malls are either scaling back or closing for good. Continue reading “Let’s not give Amazon all the credit (and money)”

Canada – either we are one country or we are not

When now-disgraced Andrew Potter wrote his diatribe against Québec and Québec society, calling it dysfunctional and lacking trust, he could not have got it more wrong. Yet, these days it seems that his observations were kind of appropriate – if applied to English Canada. Continue reading “Canada – either we are one country or we are not”

Brexit – do you prefer it hard or soft?

From our current vantage point, it is difficult to see any other outcome for Britain than “Brexit”. That Britain is set to leave the European Union (EU) in a couple of years seems almost certain. The only question that remains is: how hard or soft will the exit, and landing, be? Continue reading “Brexit – do you prefer it hard or soft?”

What if Canada joined the EU?

I was a fan of the North-American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) when it was created. But I quickly saw that Canada had been sold a bill of goods, and our country has repeatedly been the victim of bullying, fraud and trickery at the hands of our American neighbours over the years. As far as I am concerned, NAFTA can be ripped up and shredded, and replaced by trading under WTO rules. Continue reading “What if Canada joined the EU?”

We must all do better on healthcare

Nothing is more important than our health, isn’t it? Sad to see that around 24 million Americans are now set to lose the health insurance they gained through Obamacare. And if you have a pre-existing condition, getting insurance will probably be as difficult as it was prior to Obamacare. Continue reading “We must all do better on healthcare”