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. Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China policy. … Continue reading Coming next week, final installment of Playing with the Dragon- read the second in the series now to catch up.

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 political stick that the Harper government is pointing at China this … Continue reading The bastardization of the Governor Generals office.

“He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” ~ George Orwell

The hypocrisy of Stephen Harper's recent announcement that he would be boycotting the big grand poo-bah's summit in Sri Lanka next month is stunning. The lack of comment on it thus far, even more so. According to reports from overseas: " Canada will skip the meeting because of  what Harper called “serious violations of human rights and … Continue reading “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” ~ George Orwell

Repost from June 2012 : “Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China Policy.”

At this juncture in Canadian history, as our federal government signs what was passed off as a run of the mill trade deal with China that is cloaked in so much secrecy, it brings to mind questions as to the motivation for such a move. It seems that while many have just begun to realise the depth of … Continue reading Repost from June 2012 : “Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China Policy.”

Nexen purchase by CNOOC tainted by insider trading probe: US SEC freezes assets of traders who reaped $13 million ahead of announcement

From Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-29/sec-freezes-trader-assets-in-probe-of-cnooc-s-nexen-purchase.html "The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission  obtained a court order to freeze assets of traders who allegedly reaped more  than $13 million by trading illegally ahead of Cnooc Ltd.  (883)’s announcement that it would buy Nexen Inc. (NXY) Hong Kong-based Well Advantage  Limited and other unknown traders stockpiled shares of Nexen based on  … Continue reading Nexen purchase by CNOOC tainted by insider trading probe: US SEC freezes assets of traders who reaped $13 million ahead of announcement

Canada, we stand on guard for thee…

Tonight, I have two special items for you, at least special to me because of where they came from, and why. They both concern Canada. Our country - for some like myself, a birthright, for others a choice to find a better life. There was a time, not that long ago, that I outright admit I took … Continue reading Canada, we stand on guard for thee…

Coming up on LailaYuile.com

First, thank you for being so patient with the lack of posts in the last couple of months - I have been incredibly busy dealing with a variety of commitments, some time sensitive, that have taken my attention elsewhere. However, I am happy to report that a couple of new developments are in the works, … Continue reading Coming up on LailaYuile.com

Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China policy.

In 1989, I sat alone in front of the TV, watching the fight for democracy and freedom come to a head in China. Who could forget this iconic image of a single man standing before the tanks, facing likely death? What strength lives in a soul to find yourself taking such action ? For a young woman like myself, raised … Continue reading Playing with the Dragon II – The architects behind Canada’s China policy.