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Economy, International

U.S. demands an end to Canada’s supply management

The North American Free Trade talks (NAFTA) are going badly and it increasingly looks like the U.S. side is trying to sabotage them on orders of the protectionist president Donald Trump. Sources have told the Canadian Press that U.S. negotiators» 

International, Politics

Trudeau ‘ready for anything’ after talks with Trump

Despite a ‘very good meeting’ meeting with U.S. President Trump to discuss crucial trade and security issues, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that the difficult negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement might end in failure. “I think» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canadian artists want culture protected in NAFTA negotiations

As negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. meet in Ottawa to continue their renegotiations of the North American Free Trade agreement, or NAFTA, 100 leading members of Canada’s artistic community have sent a letter to the government, urging it» 

Economy, International, Politics

General Motors workers on strike over jobs- NAFTA blamed

Almost 3,000 workers at a GM manufacturing plant in Ontario walked off the job on Sunday over concerns about the future of their jobs. Even as trade talks continue among Canada, the U.S, and Mexico regarding the North American Free» 

Economy, International, Work & Labour

Unions want better worker protection in trade deal

Unions in Canada want current trade negotiations with the U.S. and Mexico to result in the creation of a mechanism to enforce the minimum labour standards agreed to by all three countries.  Talks have begun on the renegotiation of the» 

Work & Labour

Canada celebrates labour, seeks to protect it

Most people have the day off work today thanks to the statutory holiday, Labour Day. Many Canadians will not give a thought to the union movement but the prime minister issued a statement reminding them that “For more than a» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

TPP free trade: opposition from Canadians?

TPP talks continue this week in Australia As the Canadian government continued it’s process of free trade talks known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it had embarked on a public consultation process.   Part of that involved an ability for citizens» 

Economy, International, Politics

Potentially contentious free trade talks underway

Prior to his election, U.S. President Donald Trump roundly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The deal involves Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. He has since ordered a re-negotiation and the first five-day round of the those talks» 

Economy, International, Politics

Talks to overhaul ‘fundamentally failed’ NAFTA kick off in Washington

Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States kicked off formal negotiations on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement as U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer called for a major overhaul of the trilateral accord, arguing it has “fundamentally» 

International, Politics

Liberals bolster NAFTA team, reach out to former foes for advice

The Liberal government announced new diplomatic appointments and set up a broad-based advisory body Wednesday in an effort to beef up its negotiating team and present a unified front ahead of crucial trilateral trade negotiations with the United States and»