Highlights/NAFTA

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» 

International, Politics

Chrystia Freeland returns to Washington to hammer out NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is flying back to Washington tonight for the fourth time in as many weeks as she tries to bridge the gap between Canada and the United States in negotiations to revamp the crucial North American» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA to “SHAFT ‘YA” Derek Burney suggests

NAFTA talks continue with little to show for the effort. The North American Trade Agreement, between Canada, the United States and Mexico, is twenty-four years old and is being renewed and renegotiated in Washington. But U.S. President, Donald Trump announced on» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea and the EU in auto tariff talks

Officials from Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss a unified response to threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of a quarter-trillion dollars worth» 

Economy, International, Politics

Apparent EU-U.S. trade war truce ‘positive news’ for Canada: experts

The easing of trade tensions between the European Union and the United States signalled by an apparent agreement between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday is good news for Canada, say Canadian officials and» 

Economy, International

Canada requests NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, the federal government announced Monday. The»