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Highlights/NAFTA

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Tragedy strikes cross-Canada farm education trip

Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, both aged 55, were dairy farmers in Floradale, just outside Elmira, Ontario. Their cross-Canada trip aboard a farm-tractor came to a tragic end this week when they were hit by a large truck on a highway» 

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau discusses NAFTA during phone call with Mexico’s Lopez Obrador

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone with Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday to discuss the stalled renegotiation process of the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, according to the Prime» 

International, Politics

Trudeau congratulates Mexico’s newly elected president

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his landslide victory at Sunday’s polls, saying he looks forward to working with the new administration on renegotiating a crucial free trade agreement between Canada, the United States» 

International, Politics

After steel and aluminum Trump takes aim at Canada’s agriculture sector

A day after the United States slapped punitive tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at Canada’s agricultural trade policies. In a blustery Tweet on Friday, Trump criticized Canada’s supply management system that limits imports» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada pushes for exemptions on Canadian steel and aluminum imports

Ottawa is pushing for exemptions for Canadian steel and aluminum producers ahead of Friday’s deadline that could see Washington slap punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the United States, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday. Speaking to» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA agreement hinges on auto rules, says Freeland

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. negotiators trying to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement are focussing on the automotive industry rules as the centrepiece of the new NAFTA deal, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in Washington Thursday.» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Expert says NAFTA trade deal means Canada can’t limit emissions

The trade talks continue with senior members of the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments to work out details on renewal of the North American Trade Agreement. It’s being called “NAFTA 2.0 For People or Polluters?” The international trade talks now» 

International, Politics

Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Canadian officials confirmed Friday. The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 am local time,» 

Economy, International

Trade deal collapse would cut growth, jobs in Canada

If U.S. President Donald Trump follows up on his threats to terminate the free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico (NAFTA), that would kill about 85,000 jobs in Canada and about half a percentage point of growth in» 

International, Politics

Trudeau calls Trump to expresses ‘serious concern’ about proposed steel tariffs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called U.S. President Donald Trump Monday evening to register ‘his serious concern’ about the U.S. administration’s plan to impose steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, according to a read-out of the phone call from»