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A Growing Trend in Digital Diplomacy

A Growing Trend in Digital Diplomacy

Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Howard Fremeth


For most governments, heads of state and international institutions, the internet and social media have mostly been used as a one-way communications channel to share information and reach the public. And then came Donald Trump. As we enter a new age of digital diplomacy where social platforms are increasingly driving the way we communicate, no one is immune to Twitter controversies and social faux-pas.

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Parliament in 2017 – Scoping Out Key Issues, Developments & Policies

Parliament in 2017 – Scoping Out Key Issues, Developments & Policies

Posted Monday, January 30, 2017

Chris Froggatt, Dan Mader, Marc Desmarais, Fernando Melo, Andrew Richardson


Members of Parliament return to Ottawa to kick-off what is expected to be an animated year ahead. With the federal government set to move forward on fulfilling several campaign promises while it approaches its midterm cycle, the elephant in the room lies south of the border. From trade to defence and energy to immigration, the fallout from President Donald Trump’s sweeping changes with his administration’s “America First” agenda remains top of mind in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world. In this contentious, increasingly globalized political environment, NATIONAL’s Ottawa office previews what to look for in the year ahead.

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The Trump Card: Canada's Place in the Era of America First

The Trump Card: Canada's Place in the Era of America First

Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017


President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda has left many wondering what it will mean to critical issues such as trade, security and the global economy. Canada, which shares with the United States the world’s longest international border and boasts over $2 billion daily of bilateral trade, faces unknown challenges presented by the first protectionist administration since that of Theodore Roosevelt over hundred years ago. As we enter the first week of President Trump’s administration, read the complete analysis by NATIONAL’s Public Affairs team in Ottawa of the key issues that will directly impact Canadians over the coming weeks and months.

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