My daughter and I were watching Disney’s Silly Symphonies on Netflix this week and it was great to reminisce about when I was her age watching these same cartoons. I was also reminded just how political these cartoons got sometimes. Chicken Little is probably one of the more powerful wartime propaganda cartoons that I’ve seen. To the unsuspecting viewer, it’s just a cartoon about a timeless story with several explanations. However, Disney’s Chicken Little is much darker and has a message that is timeless even 75 years later.
You may or may not have heard, but Canada PM Justin Trudeau and Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo have stated that they were willing to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President-elect Donald Trump won the US Presidential Election just two days ago and two of our main trade partners are showing a willingness to at least discuss NAFTA, an agreement Trump has previously stated needed either some serious renegotiation or scrapping. What does this mean? How will this affect our continent?