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Economy, International, Politics

Liberals table legislation to ratify Trans-Pacific free trade deal

The Liberal government introduced legislation Thursday to ratify a free trade deal with 10 other Pacific nations that it claims would see Canada get preferential access to some of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. The» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada confident Italy will eventually ratify CETA, Freeland

Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland said Thursday she is confident Italy will eventually ratify a sweeping free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union despite opposition to the deal by the new government in Rome. She was responding to reports» 

International, Politics

Trudeau supports Trump on North Korea, but won’t respond to barbs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he fully supports Donald Trump’s efforts to get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal, but he won’t respond to the U.S. president’s latest barbs directed at Canada. “Obviously we support the continuing efforts by» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Free-the-beer: Supreme court ruling today

Landmark ruling on provincial trade regulations While the Canadian federal government negotiates international free trade deals, it’s not the same within Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled today on a case known colloquially as “free the beer”.» 

International

Commonwealth to discuss trade, climate, security

The heads of over 50 countries, mostly former territories of the British Empire, are meeting in London, England this week including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. There are member countries on every continent except Antarctica. “The Commonwealth is a unique» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

U.S. pushes for symbolic NAFTA agreement

U.S. negotiators are pushing for some kind of agreement on a new trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico by mid-April but insiders say it would be a token agreement lacking substance. Political and financial pressure for an announcement» 

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»