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Why Canada was shut out of Asia’s new power forum

Last week, a Globe article outlined the challenges that Canada faces in establishing itself as a trading power in the Asian region.

As I read along, I suddenly thought of a scene from the movie Shrek, where the donkey character jumps in and out of view, shouting: “Oh, oh, pick me . . . oh, pick me . . . oh me . . . me, me, meeeee (donkey falls out of view)”.

-Article by William Polushin

Published: 25Sep2012

Doing business in Mexico: What Canadian firms need to know

Last week (Sept. 16), Mexico celebrated its 202nd anniversary of independence. In the scheme of anniversaries, this year was not of particular importance. As it pertains to Mexico’s budding democracy, though, this year’s celebrations provided Mexicans, from Tijuana to Mexicali, with the opportunity to reflect on looming changes to Mexico’s political landscape.

-Article by William Polushin

Published: 24Sep2012

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