Aside from the direct negotiators, the only people aware of the details are the lobbyists for big corporations that have the most to gain or to lose by the agreement. All eyes have been on efforts by International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland to get the CETA trade deal finalized, but for the wrong reasons, writes … Continue reading CETA is big news, but do we really understand why?
Angelo Persichilli (Libera traduzione da una mia colonna pubblicata su Hill Times) Per apprezzare la politica canadese bisogna seguire da vicino quella Americana, soprattutto dopo l’ultimo dibattito presidenziale tra Hillary Clinton e Donald Trump. Ho notato, purtroppo, che i media canadesi seguono troppo da vicino tale campagna, spero comunque che non la importino in Canada. … Continue reading Hillary Trump e Donald Clinton
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times Oct. 17, 2016 TORONTO—A few weeks ago, Canadian consumers rejoiced because the cost of prescription drugs in Canada were lower than in the United States. But do they know that the cost of drugs in Canada is much higher than in most of the European countries? Laureano Leone, born … Continue reading Why are we paying so much more for drugs than Europe?
The Financial Action Task Force warns “the legal profession in Canada is especially vulnerable to misuse for money laundering and terrorist financing risks” Canada has been warned its six major financial institutions are at risk of being targeted by international crime groups for money laundering. (Colin McConnell / Toronto Star) | Order this photo By Angelo … Continue reading Criminals target Canada for money laundering
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI (The Hill Times) Oct. 10, 2016 TORONTO—Are Canadians more bigoted and racist today than they were in the past? The question pops up frequently in media reports and talk shows. However, the contexts we are trying to compare are completely different and we risk comparing apples with oranges. If anything, I believe that … Continue reading Canadians more tolerant than ever, but also worried
di Angelo Persichilli Fare oggi politica in Italia è molto difficile. È come giocare in una squadra dove i giocatori cambiano maglia durante la partita e, durante una stessa azione, si può passare dal calcio alla pallacanestro o anche al nuoto. Non sai mai a chi passare la palla, da dove possa arrivare il prossimo … Continue reading Totò: “Inquilino a me? Ma mi faccia il piacere!”
(English version) Ho letto la scorsa settimana che le organizzazioni mussulmane negli Stati Uniti stanno lanciando una veemente operazione per sconfiggere Donald Trump. In particolare hanno cominciato una campagna di sensibilizzazione dell’elettorato per andare in massa alle urne e fermare il candidato presidenziale repubblicano nella sua corsa alla Casa Bianca. Capisco e condivido le loro … Continue reading Clinton non è la soluzione al problema Trump
(Versione italiana) Last week, I read a story about Muslim groups in the US launching a vigorous political campaign against Donald Trump. Specifically, they’ve started get-out-the-vote campaigns to stop the Republican presidential candidate to the White House. I completely understand their feelings towards Trump given his positions and statements on the Muslim community in US … Continue reading Clinton is not the solution to the problem Trump
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times TORONTO—All the fuss about the birthplace of Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef is really just a tempest in a teapot. But it should be remembered that it was her government that made her birthplace a big issue when she was heralded as the first Afghan-born MP and cabinet minister. I thought … Continue reading Birthplace not important, but being truthful is