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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.
With the U.S. presidential election scheduled for November 2016, foreign affairs writer Mitch Potter and national affairs columnist Thomas Walkom assess the potential impact on Canada-U.S. relations depending on whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is elected.
Mitch Potter, longtime foreign affairs writer, has filed from 33 countries since 2000, including coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he earned a National Newspaper Award.
Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star national affairs columnist, writes on political economy. The winner of two National Newspaper Awards, he was the Star’s Queen’s Park columnist for eight years. Before that, he wrote for The Globe and Mail, first as an Ottawa parliamentary reporter, then as Tokyo bureau chief. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Toronto and is author of Rae Days: The Rise and Follies of the NDP. His column appears Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.