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23 ноября, 00:50

Is Canada Getting Ready to Buy Boeing's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet?

Dave Majumdar Security, It could happen. Here's why.  Canada is considering the purchase of 18 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters as a stopgap measure while it begins the search for a new aircraft to replace its increasingly decrepit CF-18 fleet. America’s northern neighbor and closest ally currently operates 77 Boeing CF-18s—down from 138 jets at its peak—which were originally slated to be replaced by the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). However, Ottawa’s F-35 purchase—which was finalized under the previous Conservative government of Stephen Harper—because mired in controversy over cost and technical issues. The new Liberal government—led by Justin Trudeau—is hoping to avoid a similar debacle by kicking the can down the road with an interim partial CF-18 replacement while it holds a competition for a new jet. “Today, the Government of Canada has announced that it will launch, within its current mandate, an open and transparent competition to replace the legacy fleet of CF-18 fighter aircraft. This competition will ensure that the Government gets the right aircraft for our women and men in uniform – at the right price – while maximizing economic benefits to Canadians,” reads a Canadian government statement. “In addition, Canada will immediately explore the acquisition of 18 new Super Hornet aircraft to supplement the CF-18s until the permanent replacement arrives.” Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said that Canada urgently needs new aircraft—hence the need for an interim fighter purchase. “Every government has to decide the level of risk they are willing to accept to Canada, and our women and men in uniform. Having to manage our commitments to NORAD, NATO, and our ability to respond to unforeseen events is not a risk this government is willing to accept,” Sajjan said. “The interim fleet provides the most effective way forward to help ensure Canada remains a credible and dependable ally.” Read full article

18 ноября, 20:14

Киев забыл о 6 миллионах погибших украинцах

США и "незалежная" отказались бороться с нацизмом и ксенофобией

17 ноября, 16:14

Канада возобновила поддержку палестинцев

16 ноября правительство Канады сделало заявление о возобновлении финансирования UNRWA.

17 ноября, 12:10

Канада и Россия провели секретные переговоры по Украине - Reuters

В канадской оппозиции уже заявили об опасении, что страна может ослабить санкций против РФ.

17 ноября, 11:44

«Незаметный» визит в Москву замглавы МИД Канады обеспокоил оппозицию

Заместитель главы МИД Канады Марк Гвоздецки в начале ноября «незаметно» посетил Москву для обсуждения Украины и Сирии, что вызвало беспокойство канадской оппозиции, увидевшей в этом возможное смягчение Оттавой санкций по отношению к Москве и России, сообщило агентство ...

09 ноября, 23:39

Donald Trump Victory Breathes New Life Into Keystone XL Pipeline

Donald Trump’s surprise general election win in the early hours of Wednesday has already resuscitated plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline.  TransCanada, the company behind the proposed 1,179-mile oil conduit from Alberta to Nebraska, announced plans on Wednesday to meet with Trump officials to once again pitch the pipeline. President Barack Obama rejected Keystone XL last November after seven years of reviews, a move hailed by environmentalists. “TransCanada remains fully committed to building Keystone XL,” Mark Cooper, a spokesman for the company, said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post. “We are evaluating ways to engage the new administration on the benefits, the jobs and the tax revenues this project brings to the table.”  The company did not say whether it planned to formally reapply to build the pipeline. Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged Trump to reconsider Keystone XL in a congratulatory tweet on Wednesday.  Congratulations to Donald Trump on his impressive victory. Canada/US partnership is strong. There is much to do, incl moving ahead with KXL.— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) November 9, 2016 Trump said in May that he would support the pipeline if the U.S. government could get a share of its revenue, which may not be legal. “I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits,” Trump said during a speech on his energy policies to oil-industry workers in North Dakota. “That’s how we’re going to make our country rich again.”  Still, Trump’s core campaign pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement could put TransCanada’s plans in jeopardy. In June, the company used a legal clause in NAFTA to sue the U.S. government. Oil, gas and coal stocks surged in the hours after Trump claimed victory. Shares of renewable energy companies, by contrast, plummeted. Trump has called scientific evidence of climate change “bullshit” and “a hoax,” and has vowed to reverse much of Obama’s energy policies. During his campaign, he threatened to pull out of the historic climate accord that was reached in Paris last December and went into effect last week.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

09 ноября, 23:39

Donald Trump Victory Breathes New Life Into Keystone XL Pipeline

Donald Trump’s surprise general election win in the early hours of Wednesday has already resuscitated plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline.  TransCanada, the company behind the proposed 1,179-mile oil conduit from Alberta to Nebraska, announced plans on Wednesday to meet with Trump officials to once again pitch the pipeline. President Barack Obama rejected Keystone XL last November after seven years of reviews, a move hailed by environmentalists. “TransCanada remains fully committed to building Keystone XL,” Mark Cooper, a spokesman for the company, said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post. “We are evaluating ways to engage the new administration on the benefits, the jobs and the tax revenues this project brings to the table.”  The company did not say whether it planned to formally reapply to build the pipeline. Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged Trump to reconsider Keystone XL in a congratulatory tweet on Wednesday.  Congratulations to Donald Trump on his impressive victory. Canada/US partnership is strong. There is much to do, incl moving ahead with KXL.— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) November 9, 2016 Trump said in May that he would support the pipeline if the U.S. government could get a share of its revenue, which may not be legal. “I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits,” Trump said during a speech on his energy policies to oil-industry workers in North Dakota. “That’s how we’re going to make our country rich again.”  Still, Trump’s core campaign pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement could put TransCanada’s plans in jeopardy. In June, the company used a legal clause in NAFTA to sue the U.S. government. Oil, gas and coal stocks surged in the hours after Trump claimed victory. Shares of renewable energy companies, by contrast, plummeted. Trump has called scientific evidence of climate change “bullshit” and “a hoax,” and has vowed to reverse much of Obama’s energy policies. During his campaign, he threatened to pull out of the historic climate accord that was reached in Paris last December and went into effect last week.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

06 ноября, 08:25

Александр Виноградов: «Особенности международной торговли нового формата»

«Создание структур такого рода — одна из мер, которые, по мнению экономических властей развитых стран, могут дать реальный толчок их заторможенным экономикам», — такой вывод делает экономический обозреватель «БИЗНЕС Online», анализирующий подписанный в Брюсселе громкий международный договор.

04 ноября, 18:15

Justin Trudeau Promised Canadians ‘Real Change.’ Here’s What He Accomplished In One Year.

As Americans await the results of their presidential election with bated breath, Justin Trudeau is celebrating his one-year anniversary as prime minister of Canada. Trudeau’s Liberal Party campaigned for 11 weeks last year in the longest election cycle in the nation’s history. It won 184 of 338 parliamentary seats, forming a majority government and ending the Conservative Party’s nearly decade-long leadership under Stephen Harper. Trudeau’s landslide victory came with the allure of “real change” at a time of mild economic recession and rising unemployment. “We’ll kickstart the economy by investing in jobs and growth and lowering taxes for our middle class,” the father of three promised voters ahead of the election. “That’s real change.” The selfie-snapping, stripteasing, gravity-defying, photo-bombing, panda-snuggling Liberal leader has captured international attention and widespread adoration since his inauguration on Nov. 4, 2015, and, at 44, has already been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. With a recent poll showing 2 in 3 Canadians are satisfied with Trudeau’s leadership ― an unusually strong approval rating for a prime minister ― it would seem his honeymoon phase continues. But one year into the Trudeau government’s first term in power, and less than three years until Canada’s next federal election, where does the party stand on achieving its campaign pledges? The WorldPost put together a progress report on Trudeau’s first year in office: Appoint a gender-balanced cabinet Trudeau checked off a major campaign promise on his first day as prime minister: Appointing a gender-balanced cabinet, with 15 men and 15 women. In fact, he named the most diverse government in Canadian history to “present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada.” Ministers include a refugee, immigrants, Sikhs, Muslims, people with disabilities, and members of the aboriginal community. When asked why he prioritized gender parity, Trudeau delivered his now-famous one-liner without hesitation: “Because it’s 2015.” Legalize marijuana  Trudeau’s controversial pledge to legalize recreational marijuana is underway. The politician, who has admitted to smoking pot in the past, noted that many Canadians already have access to weed despite its prohibition, and suggested legalizing the substance and regulating sales would steer profits away from organized criminals. His government established an expert-led task force to create a new sales and distribution system and vowed to increase the severity of punishment for those who supply marijuana to children. Details and deadlines remain limited at this point, but federal legislation is expected to be introduced in spring 2017. Reform the electoral system Trudeau came to power after vowing to change Canada’s “first-past-the-post” voting system, in which a candidate wins a district (known as a “riding”) simply by securing more votes than his or her opponents, without needing to win an overall majority of votes. One of the downsides of this approach is that it can lead to the election of members of parliament supported by less than half of their constituents. One alternative system is ranked balloting, which allows voters to choose several candidates in order of preference. If the leading candidate fails to capture more than 50 percent of votes, second choices are counted and the candidate with the least votes is knocked out. This process goes on until someone wins the overall majority of votes. Time and again while campaigning, Trudeau said 2015 would mark “the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system.” After he was elected, that changed. His government created a special committee in charge of electoral reform and launched a public consultation process, but Trudeau later seemed to backtrack. He suggested in a recent interview that since Canadians have apparently been pleased with his current government, there is no longer a need to reform the electoral system as he had promised. “Under Mr. Harper, there were so many people who were upset with the government and his approach that people were saying ‘it takes electoral reform to no longer have a government we dislike,’” he told French newspaper Le Devoir. “But under the current system, they now have a government with which they are more satisfied. And the motivation to want to change the system is less compelling.” Critics have compared his reluctance to change a potentially flawed system ― as long as it serves his interests ― to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the election results unless he wins. “Justin Trudeau thought our electoral system was broken until it re-elected Justin Trudeau,” quipped New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair. Resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015 The Liberals told voters that if elected, they would welcome 25,000 additional Syrian refugees into Canada by the end of 2015, eliciting both praise and concerns about national security. By comparison, the opposing Conservatives vowed to take in 10,000 by September 2016. In mid-November, less than two weeks after Paris’ deadly terrorist attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State sparked widespread reports of Western Islamophobia, the newly minted leader modified his promise. “We want these families arriving to be welcomed, not feared,” explained Trudeau, extending the deadline to the end of February 2016 without lowering the number of refugees. In the past year, Canada has accepted some 33,200 refugees from Syria, a number of whom were personally greeted by the prime minister. Cap the budget deficit at $30 billion (CAD) over three years Economists strongly doubt the Liberal government will meet its campaign promise to run budget deficits of no more than $10 billion Canadian annually for three consecutive years, in addition to balancing the budget in the fourth year of its mandate. In May, Trudeau said the $30 billion figure was not a hard limit, adding, “the arbitrary ‘picking a number and trying to stick with it’ is exactly what I campaigned against in the last campaign.” Finance Minister Bill Morneau attributed the Liberal Party’s slow progress toward its goal in part to unanticipated weak economic growth and a poor fiscal situation “inherited” from the Conservatives. Reports suggest the deficit could exceed Trudeau’s forecasted numbers by nearly $5 billion. End military action against ISIS The Liberals committed to pulling Canada’s six CF-18 fighter jets out of the war against ISIS ― a plan that triggered mixed reactions in the wake of the ISIS-led Paris attacks. They also allocated more than $1 billion to training local forces and providing humanitarian support for those affected by the crisis in Iraq and Syria.  “While airstrike operations can be very useful to achieve short-term military and territorial gains, they do not on their own achieve long-term stability for local communities,” Trudeau said. “We will be supporting and empowering local forces to take their fight directly to [ISIS] so that ... they can reclaim their homes, their land and their future.”  One year later, there’s still some confusion about what Canada’s ISIS mission actually entails. Conservatives have criticized the government for providing scarce details on the new mission and accused it of concealing the fact that Canadian soldiers are supposedly fighting ISIS militants on the ground in Iraq, despite Trudeau’s vow to end the combat mission. Trudeau defended his party’s apparent secrecy, stating: “We will not put our men and women in the Canadian Forces in harm’s way for communications purposes.” Reduce carbon pollution To the ire of many provincial leaders, Trudeau announced plans to impose a minimum carbon tax ― $10 per ton starting 2018, rising to $50 per ton by 2022 ― in an effort to combat climate change. “Today is not a good day for federal-provincial relations,” Saskatchewan Environment Minister Scott Moe said upon learning of Trudeau’s carbon strategy. Canada also ratified the historic Paris climate change accord, which takes effect Friday and commits countries to gradually reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “After 10 years of inaction, of not taking serious steps to tackle climate change, we’re finally doing it,” said Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, slamming her Conservative predecessors for neglecting to develop a sound strategy while in power. Pundits believe Canada will fail to reach its climate change-related targets, in part due to high emissions from its energy sector.  Reform counterterrorism strategy The Liberals vowed to repeal “problematic elements” of the Conservatives’ controversial Bill C-51, a form of anti-terrorism legislation that grants the government increased access to citizens’ information for national security purposes. They have yet to make changes, but launched a public consultation platform in September as part of the process.  Canadian Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien warned in March 2015 that “new powers that would be created [as part of Bill C-51] are excessive and the privacy safeguards proposed are seriously deficient.” In response to an outpouring of similar concerns, the Liberals introduced another bill, C-22, which would create an all-party oversight committee to hold national security agencies accountable for their actions. Protect transgender rights On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Trudeau followed through with another campaign promise and introduced government legislation that adds gender identity as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. “Everyone deserves to live free of stigma, persecution, and discrimination ― no matter who they are or whom they love,” he said on May 17. “Today is about ensuring that all people ― regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity ― feel safe and secure, and empowered to freely express themselves.” He made history in July by becoming the first Canadian prime minister to ever march in the Pride parade, an event he participated in many times before assuming office.  Reduce financial strain for middle-class families and students As promised, the Trudeau government is raising taxes for the wealthiest 1 percent of Canadians to enable cuts for low-income families. Those benefiting from the tax relief are expected to save up to $670 each per year. Liberals also just introduced the Canada Child Benefit to support middle-class parents. They say the program will give the typical family of four an additional $2,500 every year, free of taxes.  To help students who are struggling to afford post-secondary education, the government has increased the maximum Canada Student Grant for low-income students to $3,000 per year for full-time students, and to $1,800 per year for part-time students. New measures also excuse students from repaying their Canada Student Loan until they’re earning at least $25,000 annually. Individuals who earn an annual salary in excess of $200,000 CAD now face a tax bracket of 33 percent, which will yield $3 billion in revenue, Liberals anticipate. Economists have warned that such a plan may lead to tax avoidance. Improve indigenous relations and launch an inquiry into MMIW Canadians have been demanding a formal inquiry into the country’s tragic epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) for decades. Canada’s national and federal police force, the RCMP, has also repeatedly been accused of abusive and discriminatory behavior toward indigenous people. Indigenous women and girls comprise just 4 percent of Canada’s female population, but account for 16 percent of all Canadian women killed between 1980 and 2012, according to government numbers. The demographic is also “disproportionately affected by all forms of violence.” An estimated 4,232 Canadian indigenous women have been killed or have disappeared since the 1980s, but until recently, very little had been done to address this issue at a government level. Calling an inquiry into missing & murdered indigenous women and girls will be one of the first priorities of a Liberal government. #TLMEP— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 12, 2015 One of Trudeau’s resounding campaign promises was to launch an immediate inquiry into MMIW, something Harper had dismissed and refused to do on multiple occasions while in office. Trudeau also vowed to renew Canada’s rocky relationship with its indigenous population, marred by years of assimilation in historic residential schools. Almost one year after Trudeau’s election on Oct. 19, 2015, his government launched an independent MMIW inquiry, led by a panel of appointed commissioners. The panel is conducting a nearly $54 million investigation and will present its findings and recommendations to the government by the end of 2018. The Justice Department has also allocated $16.17 million in funding over four years for new Family Information Liaison Units in each province and territory to support people affected by the crisis.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 октября, 03:50

Jim Prentice, Former Premier of Alberta, Dies in Plane Crash

Mr. Prentice, who also served in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was a widely respected moderate Conservative in Canada politics.

02 сентября, 01:11

Canada Is Finally Launching An Inquiry Into Its Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis

Canada has officially launched a national inquiry into its sobering epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women, or MMIW― a move many hope will shed light on an issue shrouded in decades of confusion and political inaction. Echoed by activists nationwide, indigenous families’ repeated pleas for a formal investigation into the violent deaths and disappearances of female loved ones seem to have fallen on deaf ears over the years, despite troubling statistics highlighting the urgency of the crisis.  Sixteen percent of Canada’s female homicide victims in recent decades were indigenous, even though their demographic, which is “disproportionately affected by all forms of violence,” comprises only 4 percent of the nation’s female population, the government notes on its website. Canada’s national and federal police force, the RCMP, released a shocking report in 2014 concluding that indigenous women in the country were nearly seven times more likely to be murdered than non-indigenous women. The findings also revealed that between 1980 and 2013, 1,181 indigenous women in Canada went missing or had been murdered. Of those cases, 225 remain unsolved with the cause of disappearance or death listed simply as “unknown” or “foul play suspected.” These figures have been widely disputed, with several women’s rights advocacy groups like Native Women’s Association of Canada asserting there are actually thousands more Canadian indigenous women who are missing or slain. The NWAC acquired research that suggests the RCMP failed to document almost 3,000 additional MMIW cases in its report, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett pointed out in February. While in office, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper repeatedly denied public requests for an official MMIW inquiry, saying “we are way past the time for further study.” His Conservative government’s “failure” to adequately address the crisis yielded harsh backlash from critics, including the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Harper’s successor, Justin Trudeau, vowed during his election campaign to prioritize the issue. Calling an inquiry into missing & murdered indigenous women and girls will be one of the first priorities of a Liberal government. #TLMEP— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 12, 2015 Almost one year after Trudeau’s election in October 2015, his promised MMIW inquiry is underway, although the federal government is not directly involved at this stage. A panel of appointed independent commissioners will conduct a nearly $54 million investigation before presenting their final recommendations to the government by the end of 2018. The commissioners’ approach will include reviewing existing literature on the issue, and listening to affected indigenous families and survivors of violence in a way that is “trauma-informed and culturally-appropriate.” Their ultimate objective is to analyze the root causes behind the MMIW epidemic by “looking for patterns and underlying factors that explain why higher levels of violence occur.” The inquiry began Thursday, but Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, British Columbia’s first female indigenous judge, told Canadians not to expect major results in the near future due to the intimate nature of the process. Information about the committee and its work is limited currently, but it will establish its own office and website at some point. In addition to the independent inquiry, the Canadian Department of Justice is allocating $16.17 million over four years for new Family Information Liaison Units in each province and territory to provide resources and support to those affected by the MMIW crisis.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

27 августа, 01:12

Экс-премьер Канады решил покинуть политику

Бывший премьер-министр Канады Стивен Харпер решил покинуть парламент. Об этом сообщает Reuters. Харпер работал в должности премьер-министра Канады с 2006 по 2015 год. Как пишет издание, бывший премьер Канады принял такое решение ради того, чтобы начать карьеру в частном секторе. Харпер возглавлял канадское правительство, пока возглавляемая им Консервативная партия не проиграла в октябре 2015 года на федеральных выборах Либеральной партии Джастина Трюдо...

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26 августа, 18:41

Former Canadian prime minister Harper leaves politics

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament.

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26 августа, 15:56

Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigns his seat in Parliament and departs from the Canadian political stage after more than 20 years.

23 августа, 06:48

Порошенко наградил Маккейна и других североамериканских чиновников

Президент Украины отчитался об очередном награждении государственными наградами иностранных чиновников. Выяснилось, что среди награждённых – бывший канадский премьер-министр Стивен Харпер и американские сенаторы Джон Маккейн и Ричард Лугар.

05 августа, 16:42

Меченый Запад: Путин точно знает, что козырей у США против России нет

Когда аналитики рассматривают ситуацию, они всегда стараются понять с кем они имеют дело, какова харизма этого человека или этих людей. Можно ли на этих людей давить и можно ли пренебречь их мнением. Можно понять, что такой проверке, конечно же, аналитики Путина подвергли западных лидеров основных с...

01 августа, 12:18

What Hillary Clinton Needs to Say to Beat Donald Trump

To reclaim the immigration issue from him, she’s going to have talk about principles not policies.

12 июля, 15:51

Визит Трюдо в Украину показал "смену его тона" в отношении России – Globe and Mail

Канадский премьер отказался от жесткого осуждения российской агрессии, которое неоднократно высказывал его предшественник.

05 июля, 18:07

How To Beat The Populists

Co-authored by Stanley B. Greenberg Last week's Brexit victory provided new evidence of the power of the populist wave that is sweeping the world. Those who are worried about the nationalist, tribalist, intolerant tone behind the Brexit campaign and the growing ranks of populist leaders around the world should be asking: is there a way to stop this wave? We think there is, but only if responsible, progressive leaders and parties start governing and campaigning in smarter ways. Right now, most media attention understandably goes to the often-colorful populist leaders and movements that are beating electoral expectations, upending traditional political parties, and capitalizing on national frustrations: in addition to the Brexit campaign, Donald Trump in the US; National Front leader Marine Le Pen in France; right-winger Norbert Hofer, who came within 35,000 votes of winning Austria's presidency last month; or Rodrigo Duterte, the inflammatory former mayor who just won the Philippines' presidential race. Unfortunately less attention goes to the leaders who are managing to beat these kinds of popu-lists. They are worth focusing on, since their successful strategies may hold the vaccine liberal democracy needs to protect its own health. A few stand out. First, although Hofer received most of the coverage in the Austrian presidential race, it's worth keeping in mind that he lost the election, and it's interesting to focus on why Alexander Van der Bellen, formerly of the Green Party but running a centrist campaign, was able to beat him. A second case is Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, who last month became the first Fine Gael PM to win re-election (albeit now atop a minority government). Despite having adopted tough austerity measures after the 2010 economic collapse, he withstood a strong populist challenge from the left, especially by Sinn Fein. (Full disclosure: we worked on Fine Gael's campaign.) A third populism-beater is Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. To be sure, Trudeau's opponent last November, the Conservative incumbent, Stephen Harper, was no Trump - more of a conventional pol who overstayed his welcome. But Harper did try to rally populist, anti-Muslim sentiment late in the game by crusading to restrict Muslim women from wearing a niqab. So how have such leaders beat back the populist wave? Their paths have all been different, but their successes share five common characteristics. First, to differing degrees, all three, along with many other politicians who have warded off ex-tremist challenges, have shown respect for the frustration and sense of loss that currently pulls many voters toward populist voices. For example, it does not work to call voters "racist" for wor-rying about immigration. A Brexit post-election poll our firm conducted shows that nearly half of all UK voters were put off on voting for "Remain" because they felt that side was dismissive of concerns about immigration. Anti-populists must show they are willing to control national borders and give citizens more rights than non-citizens, as part of a compassionate balance. Second, anti-populist leaders tend to succeed when they show they stand for something - that they have a driving purpose and political project. Van der Bellen stressed his support for the EU, which is popular among the young urban Austrians who gave him his slim margin. Trudeau fo-cused on economic stimulus and redistributive policies that offered change on the issues populist voters care most about - jobs and incomes. Kenny stressed a program to keep Ireland's recovery going, which counterbalanced populist charges about the unfairness of past tax increases and service cuts. Laundry lists of policy ideas lack the singularity required to push back on populists. At a time of legitimate frustration with continuing income stagnation, growing inequality, and crony capitalism, anti-populists need to make clear what the dominant challenge is, and who are the main villains blocking change. Third, as they govern and campaign, successful anti-populists have touted the tolerant, multi-cultural values that tend to define young, urban voters - the core of anti-populism in most coun-tries. Just months before his re-election, Kenny helped lead Ireland to become the first country to adopt a national marriage equality referendum. Van der Bellen, despite his age (72), appealed to young voters with a message of inclusion. Trudeau, in his early 40s, more naturally appealed to the young, and like Van der Bellen affirmatively argued for welcoming migrants. Fourth, successful anti-populists have tended to embrace voters' outrage about corruption and the impact of big money in politics. The Panama Papers have helped catalyze global anger among average citizens that they are being ripped off by powerful elites who manipulate public policy to amass fortunes, evade taxation, and then use their wealth to buy political protection for their interests. As Bernie Sanders has shown in the US, anti-corruption and campaign finance reform are powerful issues for countering the grievances wielded by populists like Trump. Finally, many of the successful anti-populists have prevailed in part by mobilizing "fear of the politics of fear." Van der Bellen warned Austrian voters they would "run the risk of not recognizing Austria if Norbert Hofer becomes president." Trudeau countered Harper's anti-niqab effort directly and forcefully, arguing that, "the same rhetoric that led to a 'none is too many' immigration policy toward Jews in the 30s and 40s is being used to raise fears against Muslims today." The experience of every generation proves that tolerant democracy must be willing to defend itself in order to endure. Today, responsible, progressive leaders and parties are only likely to preserve tolerant democracy and retain the public's support if they offer stronger narratives, which respond to the intense frustrations average voters feel worldwide. As we worry about the Trumps of the world, it is also worth watching and emulating the Anti-Trumps. Greenberg and Rosner are Chairman and Executive Vice President, respectively, of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a global polling and campaign management consultancy -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

28 июня, 23:29

The Opening of Visa-Free Travel From Mexico to Canada

Canada agreed to lift its requirements for Mexican citizens, and in exchange Mexico will open its beef market.

11 ноября 2014, 09:45

Китай нанес новый удар по нефтедоллару

  Активная глобальная дедолларизация продолжается. По-прежнему, особую роль здесь играет Китай, который сейчас подписал валютные соглашения с Канадой и Катаром. Канада, таким образом, становится первым офшорным хабом для юаня в Северной Америка, а объем торговли между Канадой и Китаем может в ближайшее время удвоится или даже утроиться, тем самым снижая необходимость в долларах. Но это еще не сама опасная новость для нефтедоллара на этой неделе. Китай также заключил соглашение с Катаром об организации прямых валютных свопов между двумя странами с использованием юаня.  Эпоха нефтедоллара До ХХ века стоимость денег была привязана к золоту. Банки были ограничены своими золотыми запасами, поэтому рост кредитования имел свои пределы. Но в 1944 г. была создана Бреттон-Вудская система, положившая начало системе обменных курсов. В рамках Бреттон-Вудской системы обменного курса всех валют были привязаны к доллару, а доллар в свою очередь - к золоту. Для предотвращения спекуляций привязанных валют движение капитала было сильно ограничено. Эта система в течение двух десятилетий сопровождала быстрый экономический рост и помогла избежать каких-либо серьезных финансовых кризисов. Но в конце концов она показала свою неспособность справляться с растущей экономической мощью Германии и Японии, а также нежеланием Америки корректировать свою внутреннюю экономическую политику с сохранением увязки к золоту. Президент Никсон отменил увязку к золоту в 1971 г., и система фиксированного обменного курса развалилась. В тот момент доллар пережил период обвального падения, а нефть сыграла решающую роль в его поддержке. Никсон провел переговоры с Саудовской Аравии, и та, в обмена на оружие и защиту, согласилась продавать нефть только в долларах. Другие члены ОПЕК эту систему поддержали, обеспечивая вечный мировой спрос на американскую валюту. И доминирование нефтедоллара продолжается по сей день.  Тот факт, что Китай начал таким образом действовать со странами ОПЕК, говорит о том, что он бьет в самое сердце нефтедолларовой системы. И последние удары становятся все чаще и сильнее. Юань в Канаде Китайский юань и американский долларОбычно канадские экспортеры вынуждены использовать американскую валюту при торговле с Китаем, а это увеличивает затраты и ведет к более продолжительному ожиданию завершения сделки. И это именно то, чего добивались власти Канады. В частности, Стивен Харпер хотел бы увеличения количества компаний малого и среднего бизнеса, работающих с Китаем, продавая там товары и услуги. Объем своп- соглашения между Китаем и Канадой составляет 200 млрд юаней. Валюты стран будут использоваться не только в торговле, но и при осуществлении инвестиций. Более того, центральные банки Китая и Малайзии объявили о создании клирингового центра в Куала-Лумпуре, который будет способствовать дальнейшему повышению использованию юаня в Юго-Восточной Азии. И это всего через две недели после того, как ведущий финансовый центр Азии – Сингапур – стал главный центром для юаня в регионе, так как удалось установить прямую конвертацию между сингапурским долларом и юанем. И все это укладывается в рамки действующего тренда. Юань быстро распространяется по всему миру, в качества валюты для торговли, инвестиций и даже сбережений. Депозиты в юанях в Южной Корее выросли в 55 раз за один год, и это потрясающий рост. Также можно вспомнить, что правительство Великобритании стала первым иностранным правительством, планирующим выпуск долговых обязательств, номинированных в юанях. Даже Европейский центральный банк обсуждает возможность включения юаня в свои официальные резервы, в то время как политические деятели во всем мире все громче заявляют, что необходима новая денежная система, которая не будет основана на долларе. Конечно, в ближайшее время доллар вряд ли почувствует на себе последствия этих действий, но в долгосрочной перспективе тенденция очевидна: остальной мир больше не хочет полагаться на доллары США, и они создают новую реальность, хочет этого Америка или нет. Сейчас более 10 тыс. финансовых учреждений работают с китайским юанем по сравнению с 900 в 2011 г. А офшорные операции с юанем оцениваются в $143 млрд. При этом доля китайского экспорта и импорта, номинированная в юанях, выросла почти в шесть раз за три года до 12%. Юань и Катар Доля платежей в юанях вне КНРИ если все предыдущие действия просто говорили об опасной тенденции для США, то заключение соглашение с Катаром может вызвать "нефтедолларовую панику". Система нефтедоллара является сердцем и душой господства Америки над мировой финансовой системой и залогом стабильности доллара. Все страны должны покупать доллары, чтобы иметь возможность покупать нефть на открытом рынке. Но 3 ноября Китай подписал соглашение по валютным свопом с Катаром. Соглашение между странами на сумму, эквивалентную $5,7 млрд., будет действовать три года, и Катар стал 24-й страной, открывшей свой рынок для китайской валюты. И это станет основой для будущего юаня на Ближнем Востоке. Самое интересное, что через три года Госсовет планирует сделать юань полностью конвертируемой валютой. Судя по всему, нефтедобывающим странам на Ближнем Востоке все сложнее доверять доллару США, поэтому можно ждать, что к валютным соглашениям с Китаем присоединяться и другие страны ОПЕК. Сейчас почти каждую неделю Китай, Россия или одна из стран БРИКС заключают соглашения которые заменяют старую систему торговли. И многие страны постепенно отказываются от доллара из-за экспорта инфляции. Поэтому китайский юань становится все более приемлемым вариантом, особенно сейчас, когда мощь экономики Азии быстро растет.

09 января 2013, 00:46

Африканский союз призвал НАТО к наземной операции в Мали

Воинский контингент НАТО как можно скорее должен быть направлен в Мали для проведения там санкционированной ООН военной операции с целью помощи властям страны в борьбе с исламистами, занявшими север страны, заявил глава Африканского союза президент Бенина Бони Яйи, сообщает Reuters. «Это... проблема не только Африки. Это мировая, международная проблема... НАТО следует принять участие в операции», - заявил во вторник Яйи, передает РИА «Новости». В то же время премьер-министр Канады, одного из членов альянса, Стивен Харпер заявил во вторник, что правительство его страны не намерено направлять канадских военнослужащих в Мали. Совет безопасности ООН санкционировал в декабре 2012 года ввод 3,3 тыс. военнослужащих африканских стран (AFISMA) в Мали. Согласно резолюции СБ ООН, задачами AFISMA, которые пока направлены в Мали на год, станет помощь в перестройке системы обороны и сил безопасности, восстановлении нормальной жизни в северных районах страны, находящихся под контролем террористов, экстремистов и вооруженных групп, выполнении властями задачи защиты населения и оказании гуманитарной помощи нуждающимся. Закладки: