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Economy, International, Military, Politics

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, 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» 

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» 

Economy, International, Military, Politics

Security and trade top agenda of ministers’ meetings in Washington

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met yesterday with their U.S. counterparts to discuss a wide range of security and trade issues over dinner at the State Department in Washington, D.C. The discussions with Secretary of» 

International, Politics

Freeland and Sajjan head to Washington for talks on trade and defence

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan are going to be in Washington, D.C., today to discuss defence and trade issues in meetings with their American counterparts. During their two-day visit to the U.S. capital, Freeland and» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Top court to decide on beer barrier between provinces

While Canada is trying to negotiate free trade agreements with other countries, a case about a lack of free trade between provinces will be heard by the Supreme Court. A decision made by the Supreme Court 96 years ago is» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Dairy, lumber, NAFTA, and now aluminium.

‘Canada not the problem’ United Steel Workers (USW) U.S. President Donald Trump in his campaign to ensure jobs in America, has ordered an investigation into the impact of aluminium imports on America’s national security, a move that could lead to the» 

Economy, International, Politics

Trump says he won’t pull out of NAFTA — for now

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but will instead move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau warns Canada-EU trade must benefit everyone

In his address to the European Parliament today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the recently-approved Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) is good for all and could serve as a model for future trade agreements. This comes at a time» 

Economy, International, Politics

EU approves trade deal with Canada

After years of negotiation and noisy debate today the European Parliament voted to ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. That sets the stage for 90 per cent of the agreement to be applied once the Canadian»