Summitry? But to what end?

Summitry? But to what end?

By Carlton Joseph   Congratulations to President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un on the recently concluded summit.  The pragmatic Trump finally arrived at this meeting – at least for a very brief moment.  That same week Trump showed his belligerent, bullying side to America’s allies.  He refused to sign a joint statement with the […]

Canada must realize that trade is war

By Carlton Joseph Since the  1990s the United States trade negotiators have been pushing “Free Trade,” including the removal of tariffs, government subsidies and other measures that will limit the role of government.   The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established to deal with the regulation of trade in goods, services and intellectual property between participating […]

The former dark horse can run away with the prize

NDP leader Andrea Horwath’s solid performance in last Sunday’s debate confirms the new trend: the NDP has progressed from being the dark horse to emerging as the frontrunner in the race to form the next provincial government of Ontario. Meanwhile, incumbent Premier Kathleen Wynne is steadying her Liberal Party’s position. As a debater, she was […]

Are nukes for deterrence? Or for dominance and control?

By Carlton Joseph As North Korea and the United States prepare for the first meeting to discuss the potential of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, I believe that all nations should be concerned about the outcome.  If talks go forward, they would be the highest-level meetings between the two countries. President Carter’s meeting with deceased […]

The nature – and future – of work and communities

The nature – and future – of work and communities

By Gervan Fearon The nature of work has always been affected by technological changes; it is important to understand the past if we are to understand the future. Some 9,000 years ago, agriculture was the new technology revolution, replacing many hunting and gathering societies. The rise of city states and empires in places like Egypt […]

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