Brian Lee Crowley

The Indo-Pacific Rim is where the action is for Canada

Talk to the Australians and they will tell you that the “Pacific Rim” is old hat. The action now is in the Indo-Pacific, in other words the littoral nations on the Pacific *and* the Indian Oceans. And indeed that is exactly how Canada should be thinking about its geo-strategic interests. Instead of thinking that China is the only game in town, we should be acutely aware of the dangers as well as the benefits of embracing the dragon and think about how to build up counterweights to Chinese power. The number one place to look should be the emerging Japan-India axis. Nothing could be more natural than for Canada to throw its lot in with such old friends who share so  many values and are looking themselves for friends and allies to counterbalance China’s rise. My analysis in the Globe and Mail on Nov. 25th, 2016.

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Ottawa talk on internal trade barriers and setting Canadians free!

The Calgary School of Public Policy is holding an event in Ottawa on Sept. 15th to discuss Canada’s international trade agenda. Fortunately they realise that internal trade barriers are just as germane to Canada’s economic success as international ones and so they’ll be having a panel on just that under the able chairmanship of my friend Ailish Campbell of CCCE. Come join the fun at the Chateau Laurier that day. Details from the School.

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Appearing before the Standing Committee on International Trade

I will take part, along with Steven Shrybman of the Council of Canadians, in a panel presentation before the Standing Committee on International Trade on the topic of the Abitibi-Bowater Settlement on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

On March 10, 2011, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a Commentary, AbitibiBowater, Democracy and the Public Interest, based on my testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.

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