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The best way to help Bombardier is to allow the company to restructure itself, says the MEI

In Analysis, Opinion, Transport by Michael Rae

Montreal, February 17, 2016 – Bombardier’s announcement that it will cut 7,000 jobs has elicited from a number of political and financial commentators calls for the company to guarantee that it will maintain these jobs in exchange for governments’ financial assistance. On the contrary, says Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the http://www.iedm.org

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Audubon goes over the edge The society’s misleading claims about a climate crisis in the Arctic must be corrected.

In Analysis, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Research by Michael Rae

Robert W. Endlich The January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine   proclaims “Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in.” In reality, the magazine’s writers and editors have gone over the edge, with wildly misleading “reports” on the Arctic. The magazine is awash in misstatements of fact and plain ignorance of history, science and culture. It epitomizes the false claims that characterize “news coverage” of “dangerous manmade climate change.” The following analysis corrects only some of the most serious errors, but should raise red flags …

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Why Donald Trump has a 90 percent chance of winning the Republican nomination Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee

In Analysis, Opinion, Research by Michael Rae

The following article by Clifford Young and Chris Jackson originally appeared on the Reuters blog: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/24/why-donald-trump-has-a-90-percent-chance-of-winning-the-republican-nomination/ New Hampshire, South Carolina and now Nevada: the evidence is mounting that Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee. Those who doubt a Trump victory believe that Republican voters will at some point come to their senses, while others see a narrowing field as one that favors Trump’s competition. We have always been bullish on a Trump nomination. Indeed, in September, we gave Trump a 45 percent chance of being nominated. Today, less than a week before Super …

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Is Afghanistan a Model for our anti-ISIL Mission?

In Opinion by Michael Rae

Afghan National Army soldiers at a graduation parade at the Kabul Military Training Centre Canada in Afghanistan: A Role Model for Canada’s Middle East Mission, by Nipa Banerjee, visiting professor at the University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Senior Advisor at the Rideau Institute, was originally http://www.rideauinstitute.ca/category/blog/

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Mason: Let’s leave this ill-considered military mission altogether

In Analysis, Miscellaneous, Opinion by Michael Rae

On February 8th the Liberal government revealed its new plan for the role Canada will play in the coalition against Islamic State. President of the Rideau Institute, Peggy Mason, was invited by The Citizen to provide an analysis of the new plan. The resulting commentary is reproduced in its entirety http://www.rideauinstitute.ca/category/blog/