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Economy, International

Trump boasts he made up facts in meeting with Trudeau

An audio tape has emerged in which U.S. President Donald Trump boasts that he made up facts about trade in a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The speech made yesterday was reported by the Washington Post and was released» 

Economy, International

Duties imposed on Canadian newsprint by U.S. called unfair

In its latest attack on free trade with Canada, the United States has slapped anti-dumping duties on Canadian newsprint producers averaging over 22 per cent. This is on top of an average 6.53 per cent in countervailing duties levied in» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA talks in Montreal end with glimmer of hope

A definite note of optimism could be felt reverberating Saturday in the 1960s industrial-style concrete halls of Montreal’s Hotel Bonaventure as negotiators from Canada, U.S. and Mexico hunkered down for a final stretch of talks into the future of the» 

Economy, International, Politics

Farmers voice their support for NAFTA

Donald Trump became president of the United States in large part thanks to their steadfast support. But now they want Trump to back off one of his key election promises and stop threatening to tear up the North American Free» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA negotiations grind on in Montreal with little sign of progress

Canadian and Mexican officials expressed cautious optimism Thursday that Ottawa’s “creative” proposals aimed at unblocking the stalled negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement had in fact created some positive momentum in the talks in Montreal. Canadian counter-proposals deal» 

Economy, International

Ottawa ‘deeply disappointed’ as Washington targets Canadian newsprint

The federal government says it is “deeply disappointed” by the Trump administration’s decision to impose preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian newsprint, adding another trade irritant to relations between the two neighbours. The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped on Tuesday an» 

International, Politics

Justin Trudeau leaves China without securing start of free trade talks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departed China on Thursday without securing the start of free trade talks with the world’s second-largest economy, but said he made substantial progress during his four-day visit. Speaking to reporters before his return to Canada, the» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

The U.S.-Canada plane dispute: U.K. joins the fray

It began with a plan for Canada to buy 18 Super-Hornet fighter jets from Boeing as a stop-gap measure to fill a gap in Canada’s air defences. The just revealed price tag of around $6-billion has itself raised concern in» 

Economy, International

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» 

Economy, International

Canada vulnerable to disruption because of trade

Canada ranks 17th on an index of countries best prepared for disruption such as natural disasters or longer-term demographic, economic, social or technological trends. The ranking was prepared by the accounting giant KPMG. This index and a report are designed as»