Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has emerged as a top contender in the crowded field vying for one of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s last few open cabinet positions: agriculture secretary. Mr. Perdue, a Middle Georgia native long involved in agribusiness, reportedly met with Mr. Trump at the Trump Tower in New York City just after Thanksgiving. […]
Should Dante rewrite for a modern setting the “Inferno,” the 14th century epic poem showing the nine circles of suffering within the Earth, where would he place Donald J. Trump? A likely option would be the North American Leadership Summit that took place this June in Ottawa, Canada, bringing together President Barack Obama of the […]
It helped fuel his ascent in the primaries, and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump has continued to pummel NAFTA, making the U.S. trade deal with Canada and Mexico one of the biggest punching bags of this presidential campaign season. Lately, he has piled on the negative superlatives, calling it “one of the worst deals ever made of any […]
Gordon Giffin, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada and now head of the Dentons law firm’s U.S. public policy and regulation practice, has been honored with a special medallion from the country’s head of state. Governor General David Johnston awards the medallions to honorees who help advance the U.S.-Canada relationship. It was presented to Mr. Giffin by […]
The problem is that opposition to trade usually goes down well with voters — especially now that trade-bashing has gone mainstream in both political parties.
Four out of the 10 early-stage technology companies joining Techstars Atlanta are from outside the United States, showing the city’s appeal among international startups looking into the American market as the worldwide accelerator program kicks off here.
Visiting the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Steve Haro asked how many attendees thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, would be ratified by Congress this year. Only a few hands went up.
Atlanta was the first stop of David Johnston‘s May 24-27 U.S. tour promoting innovation, collaboration and encouraging cross-border cooperation. Mr. Johnston is Canada‘s head of state appointed by Queen Elizabeth II, and officially known as “his excellency.” While his schedule is to take him as far west as Colorado passing through Florida, and Texas, he got off to a […]
Canada‘s governor general honored former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue; Craig Lesser, former commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and David Wilkins, the U.S. ambassador to Canada from 2005-09 at a ceremonial dinner at the Consulate General in Atlanta May 24, the first day of the governor general’s eight-day tour of the United States. […]
A decorated ”Bajan” chef prepared dishes inspired by her country, and the Atlanta community brought its interest in the Caribbean nation of Barbados as its representatives previewed an upcoming cultural and investment summit during a Buckhead reception April 21.