Highlights/NAFTA

Economy, International, Politics

General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

Union vows to continue pressure to maintain production The General Motors carmaker has had a major presence in the Oshawa area for some 100 years.  During the Second World War, the plant was a critical factor in the Allied victory» 

Economy, International, Politics

Major North American trade deal signed, what now?

Known colloquially as NAFTA 2.0, the newly renegotiated trade deal involving Canada, the U.S, and Mexico is called either USMCA, or CUSMA, or simply the “new NAFTA” The name is not important however. It has been hailed as a victory» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada, Mexico and U.S. sign new trade deal

Canada, the United States and Mexico signed a renewed North American free trade pact on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires Friday that once ratified by the legislatures in all three countries will replace the 24-year-old North» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Updated North American free trade agreement appears set for ceremonial signing on Friday

Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, says the updated North American Free Trade Agreement–now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement–is “on track” to be signed Friday at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Since Friday’s signing is strictly ceremonial because all three» 

Economy, International, Politics

U.S-Mexico-Canada trade deal, Canadians not impressed

While the Prime Minister happily announced the new deal that replaced NAFTA, known as USMCA, is a win for Canadians, it seems that Canadians are not nearly as impressed by the tri-partite agreement. It announcing the agreement, Liberal Prime Minister» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Surprise backlash from trade deal: Canada Post- Canadian retail

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom- Comments will be posted after moderating) Canada is so huge, it’s difficult even for Canadians to imagine. Distances are enormous, but the Crown corporation Canada Post is mandated to deliver mail» 

Economy, International, Politics

Liberals herald revamped trade deal with U.S. and Mexico

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heralded the revamped trade pact between Canada, the United States, and Mexico as an agreement that would be “good for Canadian workers, good for Canadian business and good for Canadian families” when» 

Economy, International, Politics

Tentative tri-lateral trade deal reached, but dairy farmers unhappy

Trade deal still needs approval from the three government’s national parliaments It’s been called NAFTA 2.0 , the North American Free Trade Agreement, with Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. While Mexico and the U.S. had reached a tentative deal, Canada» 

International, Politics

PMO denies Trump’s claim he snubbed Trudeau

The Prime Minister’s Office is refuting claims by U.S. President Donald Trump who said Wednesday he turned down a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because he was unhappy with Canada’s stance at the NAFTA negotiating table and Ottawa’s refusal» 

International, Politics

Canada won’t be rushed on NAFTA renegotiation, says Trudeau

Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said Wednesday Canada will not be rushed into a bad trade deal with the United States and Mexico but he remained optimistic it is still possible to strike an accord that is good for all three»