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Canada
Canada's oil-rich province has a new government - and a different approach to energy.

 

In the past couple of weeks, opinion polls have indicated a tight race across the three major Canadian parties—the Conservative Party of Canada (the Tories), the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Liberal Party of Canada (the Grits)—showing a strong possibility that Canada may end up with a minority government, come October.

This week’s likely news stories: Mexico’s ruling party wins the congressional elections; Canada and Japan block a G7 statement on carbon emissions; Latin American officials to discuss Mercosur at EU-CELAC Summit; Argentina’s debt inflates after U.S. court ruling; protestors demand Honduran president’s resignation.

Clinton still enjoys public favor when matched against GOP frontrunners, but should expect greater scrutiny in the months ahead.

After winning a final appeal at the WTO, both countries are preparing to pursue retaliatory measures against U.S. exports unless the requirement is dropped.

With a general national election due on October 19, 2015 in Canada, can we decipher a trend or a “revolution” in the offing? 

Both Stephen Harper and Hillary Clinton are aware that generational politics can trump the experience card.  But they are also conscious that experienced leaders like Angela Merkel and Benjamin Netanyahu have also recently won elections largely propelled by their track record. 

This week’s likely top stories: The Summit of the Americas commences in Panama; petition criticizes U.S. action against Venezuela; Argentine Central Bank inspects Citibank; TSJ initiates missiles trial in Bolivia; Canada and Venezuela discuss investment in Venezuelan oil.

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