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?
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
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (June 5, 2017) It was in 1988 when the 14th G7 summit took place in Toronto. I was the news director of then CFMT, the Toronto based multilingual TV, and I “imbedded” two ENG units with the Italian and the Canadian delegations. A third unit was the “floater.” When … Continue reading TOTTI AND THE G7
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 29, 2017) While writing this column, Conservatives were still looking for a new leader. Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter who is going to be the successor of Stephen Harper at the helm federal official opposition party. Personally, I believe that Maxime Bernier would be the best candidate to challenge … Continue reading Between form and substance
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 22, 2017) Is Pope Francis supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro? While this question is not debated in the international mainstream media, the role of the Vatican in Venezuela is widely criticized in social media, the only tool in the hands of the opposition to Maduro’s regime to inform … Continue reading Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 8, 2017) If you are not an immigrant, it is hard to understand it. I call it the Colombo's syndrome. For many of us, whatever level of success accomplished in Canada, is not completely enjoyed if not shared with the people and places of our roots. Some … Continue reading Between stupidity and vanity
Angelo Persichilli The Hill Times (May 1st 2917) To say Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s leadership is in trouble is an understatement. However, to say that she will lose the next election is premature. The face of success or failure is the face of the leader, but the leader is not necessarily responsible for either. Many … Continue reading Wynne’s resignation not only option to win again
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (April 17, 2017) The video of the United Airlines passenger violently evicted from a plane has brought to our attention a couple of things: the power of modern technology and the problem of overbooking. There is nothing new about either, just like high speeds and the possibility of a … Continue reading United Airlines, an excuse that doesn’t fly
by Angelo Persichilli The Hill Times (April 10, 2017) Reading the news about last week’s federal by-elections, you might get the impression that the Trudeau government is in trouble and the Conservatives are on the rise, when in fact both interpretations are wrong. Mid-term elections are traditionally problematic for every government. Voters tend to unload some … Continue reading In politics is very difficult even to predict…the past, never mind the future
(Segue la versione italiana) by Angelo Persichilli I rejoiced when I realized that words like ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ became devoid of any political significance. Now, however, I start to miss them. I feel sorry for those trapped by past ideologies who are trying to navigate through the new political map using the old Trip-Tick instead … Continue reading It is all Trump’s fault…or maybe not