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Evening Brief: Harper speaks to contentious Iranian group slammed as ‘cult-like’

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Personally Disrupted: 14 CEOs Who Got Axed After Failing To Navigate Disruption

Approximately 1,452 CEOs left their jobs in 2018, according to a report by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That’s a 25% increase from the previous year, and the largest wave of departures since the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The (Somewhat) Sad State of Corporate Innovation ...

Turkey’s Erdogan unwise to wager political credibility on ‘promise’ from Trump

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to restore Turkey’s stature as an indispensable Middle Eastern power is colliding with his misplaced confidence in his own judgment. Compounding that danger, Erdogan is feeding his hubris by surrounding himself with sycophants, who only tell him what he wa ...

Stephen Harper speaks at conference held at ‘cult’ Iranian dissident group’s Albanian compound

For a second straight year, former prime minister Stephen Harper spoke at a conference organized by the MEK, a controversial Iranian dissident group that his government once labelled a terrorist organization and has been described as a cult. Harper, who has been a vocal critic of the Iranian regime ...

Canadian military defending our country with the equivalent of fax machines and dot matrix printers - Loonie Politics

  Cynicism is dangerous.  It provides superficially appealing protection against disappointment, but at the cost of being protected against hope, and outrage, and good policy.  For instance over the latest chapter in Canada’s sorry fighter jet saga. In case you missed it, or couldn’t bear ...

Scheer slams Trudeau government for ‘mistreatment’ of dairy farmers

Andrew Scheer is accusing the Trudeau government of mistreating Canadian dairy farmers by repeatedly missing its own deadlines to announce compensation to the sector for recent trade concessions. The Conservative leader told the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) annual general meeting in Saskatoon ...

The Sprout: Senate committee says farm worker shortage will get worse

Good morning and welcome to the Sprout, where it’s National Hot Dog Day. To commemorate the occasion, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library decided it was an appropriate time to share a photo of the former president chowing down. Happy #NationalHotDogDay! —–#PresidentReagan eating a hot dog ...

Securitization and the Muslim community in Canada

The recent passage of Bill 21 in Quebec, which effectively bans teachers and other provincial employees from wearing the hijab, continues in the legacy of discriminatory policy that is based on the securitization of Muslims in Canada. Put simply, expressions of Muslim identity are portrayed as a t ...

Harper’s uninhibited retirement jeopardizes Conservative election campaign - Loonie Politics

  One of the great ironies of Stephen Harper is that, for a former prime minister infamous for muzzling his caucus, in retirement he doesn’t know when to keep quiet.  Divisive actions by Harper in recent weeks threaten to chip just enough momentum away from the Conservatives to possibly dera ...

Evening Brief: Three competing shipyards will each get a deal

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