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Geopolitics with Frank McKenna

Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair at TD Securities and former Premier of New Brunswick and Canadian Ambassador to the United States, discusses geopolitical issues of the day in this monthly series.

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May 28, 2024
Listen in as Frank discusses the trend some countries have displayed moving towards authoritarian governments and defense spending here at home.
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Apr 25, 2024
Frank returns to discuss current events in the geopolitical landscape. Hear his take on de-escalation in the Middle East and the 2024 Canadian budget changes to capital gains and housing.
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Mar 21, 2024
Chris Krueger from TD Cowen joins this episode to discuss U.S. politics with Frank McKenna. Listen in as they breakdown the upcoming 2024 U.S. Election.
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Feb 28, 2024
In addition to recent developments with the war in Ukraine, listen in as Frank covers ongoing political conflict affecting Canada and recent developments in Israel.
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Jan 31, 2024
From Canadian confrontations to the U.S. election and international conflicts – Listen in as Frank forecasts the 10 most significant geopolitical issues for 2024.
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Dec 22, 2023
As we approach the end of 2023, Frank discusses the political price of international conflicts in Russia and Israel. He also weighs in on current battles fought within Canada.
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Dec 04, 2023
Frank discusses recent international conservative political victories and Canadian government positions from NATO to net-zero targets.
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Nov 08, 2023
Frank shares his views during the TDS 24th annual Portfolio Management and Market Structure Conference, covering the unrest in the Middle East, the upcoming U.S. election and more.
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Sep 29, 2023
Frank shows his Canadian pride by weighing in on the country's dispute with India, a federal partnership with Indigenous communities and touches on the impending U.S. government shutdown.
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Aug 25, 2023
In this latest episode, Frank focuses on Canadian politics and dives deeper into today's trending topics as inflation, housing and climate change lead the conversation.
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Aug 01, 2023
This episode of Geopolitics covers US politics as Frank recounts a recent experience with the Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton. He also reflects on Trudeau's cabinet shuffle and what it means to the future of Canadian Politics.
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Jul 05, 2023
This episode of Geopolitics looks at Frank breaking down the latest developments in Russia and US Politics, also predicting the public response to the former President's ongoing legal disputes.
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Jun 01, 2023
The Honourable Rona Ambrose joins Frank to discuss the current Canadian political climate. Also, listen for Rona's social media advice for aspiring female politicians.
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May 03, 2023
Chris Krueger from TD Cowen joins this episode to discuss U.S. politics with Frank McKenna. Listen in as they pick their ideal presidential candidates for 2024.
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Apr 04, 2023
Frank discusses current controversial policies by international leaders. Listen in as he also shines light on the Canadian government's action to support banks.
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Mar 13, 2023
This episode of Geopolitics looks at the immigration complexities of North America. Can the US resolve their Southern border refugee problem and what is the state of Russia and Ukraine?
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Feb 08, 2023
This episode of Geopolitics reviews the US's lost-and-found classified documents, the World Economic Forum, the energy crisis, Canadian infrastructure and more.
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Jan 12, 2023
As we enter 2023, Frank offers his outlook into 10 volatile geopolitical matters. He forecasts economic uncertainty, but also a glimmer of hope on the horizon.
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Nov 29, 2022
Frank reviews Trump's potentially biggest legal risk. Also, hear his latest thoughts on Canadian Politics contrasting last week's guest, the Honourable Rona Ambrose.
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Nov 25, 2022
Rona Ambrose's political expertise imparts a distinct understanding of Canadian politics. Listen as she shares her expectations of Conservatives running for the Alberta and federal governments.
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Oct 20, 2022
This episode of Geopolitics addresses the rhetoric from Alberta's new Premier, with Frank believing she will need to tone down the message and the theme of inflation being prevalent.
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Sep 28, 2022
We discuss Putin's waning sphere of influence and disapproval from his allies, Europe's changing political landscape, and the factors influencing the trend towards deglobalization.
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Aug 24, 2022
This episode of Geopolitics discusses issues south of the 49th parallel ranging from Nancy Pelosi's controversial trip to Taiwan, Merrick Garland's decision to search Former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, and updates on the abortion vote in Kansas, including a surprising stance in a traditionally red state.
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Jul 27, 2022
In this episode of Geopolitics, Frank McKenna covers a wide range of topics including Canada's difficulties in air travel, the peaceful overthrow of the Sri Lankan government, Boris Johnson's exit from UK Politics and more.
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Jun 29, 2022
This episode of Geopolitics examines the highly politicized supreme court. We also discuss predictions of inflation and threats of a recession.
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May 31, 2022
TD Securities examines recent political party leadership races across Canada, as well as recent U.S. headlines regarding Roe v. Wade and the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, and their impact on the upcoming U.S. mid-term elections.
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Apr 26, 2022
What are the political implications of long term inflation? Frank McKenna, our Deputy Chair shares his stance on the Russia-Ukraine war, how this impacts alternative energy solutions, and provides advice around the ESG debate.
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Apr 01, 2022
Listen as we examine the outcomes of the G7 Leaders' Summit, U.S. President Biden's comments on regime changes, and discuss what to make of Russia's recent retreat from Kyiv.