Tag: federal conservatives

Playing with the Dragon III : Why the LPC’s historical alliance with China is one to watch amid current disputes

  Everything Old Is New Again It was back in 2012 when I first started following Canada-China relations, prompted by then CSIS director RIchard Faddens comments that CSIS was investigating foreign influence on Canadian politicians. The research I did lead to this post, which…

Coming next week, final installment of Playing with the Dragon- read the second in the series now to catch up.

Originally posted in June of 2012, this post took a deeper look at how and who has played an integral role in the development of Canada’s foreign policy with China…and why Harper seemed to do an about-face when it comes to the Chinese government….

The bastardization of the Governor Generals office.

While many if not most Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving with their families yesterday, distracted by tummies full of turkey, the news that Governor General David Johnston was headed to China came out. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/governor-general-heading-to-china-to-push-canada-sino-relations-forward/article14851243/ Governor-General David Johnston will serve as the sharp end of a…

Friday Funny: A translation guide to foreign policy gibberish.

Source: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/09/04/a_translation_guide_to_foreign_policy_gibberish (While aimed at the American reader, this translation guide is equally effective in understanding our Canadian politicians and flacks as well, since it’s all the same crap, just a different pile…) Evaluating U.S. foreign policy starts with the tricky task of understanding what U.S. foreign policy…