Answers desperately needed in Boyle kidnapping saga

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI (The Hill Times) Oct. 20, 2017 9:41 AM “Taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place, to me, and the kind of person I am, is unconscionable.” This statement to ABC News comes from Jim Coleman, the father of American Caitlan Coleman, who alongside her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle were kidnapped in Afghanistan … Continue reading Answers desperately needed in Boyle kidnapping saga

Free trade rhetoric has never matched reality

by Angelo Persichilli (The Hill Times - 16 Oct. 2017) The North American Free Trade Agreement is a tool nobody likes but everybody needs and uses it. Conversations among partners are surreal. “Excuse me, are you Mike?” The answer: “No, I am Mike.” “Sorry, I believed you were Mike.” Since the beginning of the conversations … Continue reading Free trade rhetoric has never matched reality

Feds looking at ways to fight organized crime in Canada

by Angelo Persichilli THE HILL TIMES  (Oct. 2nd, 2017) I learned last week that the federal government is concerned about the popular perception that our institutions are not serious about fighting organized crime in Canada. The office of the justice minister is looking at initiatives to fight this perception and wants to make sure it … Continue reading Feds looking at ways to fight organized crime in Canada

Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times June 26, 2017 I didn’t pay a lot of attention three weeks ago when Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a speech heralded as the “new blueprint” for Canadian foreign policy. However, later, reading the media reports, considering the increasing tension in the world and the dangerous lack of leadership, … Continue reading Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI THE HILL TIMES (June 19, 2017) Terrorism is like the Hydra of Lerna, the mythological monster capable of regenerating two heads whenever Hercules chopped one off. I don’t know how or if Hercules eventually killed the Hydra, just as I am not sure how to defeat terrorism. However, I do know two … Continue reading We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization