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
But is this new immigration law better than the old one? For the honest and legitimate, new immigrant, it is good. For those dishonest and ready to exploit Canadian generosity, it is better, much better. by Angelo Persichilli THE HILL TIMES (Oct. 9, 2017) Beginning this week, it’s going to be easier for immigrants with … Continue reading It is easier to become a Canadian citizen
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 (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
There are no Bernsteins or Woodwards among today's journalists capable of taking down a U.S. presidency By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 15, 2017) “In Firing Comey, Did Trump Unleash the Next Deep Throat?” This question was the headline of a story last week on The New York Times. Since Donald Trump’s victory last year, … Continue reading No Watergate in Trump’s White House
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