Highlights/U.S.

Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry and the US border

Since the announcement that recreational cannabis would be legalised in Canada, there have dozens of new cannabis industry start-ups. Management teams formed, investors investing, workers hired for greenhouses and retail outlets. But, in the U.S, federal law still lists it» 

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Birth tourism, spies, Canadian citizenship

Difficult case puts Liberals rather confusingly on the same side as Conservatives The concept is called “jus soli”, a Latin term which means that anyone born in a country automatically becomes a citizen of that country. Canada is one of» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea and the EU in auto tariff talks

Officials from Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss a unified response to threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of a quarter-trillion dollars worth» 

Economy, International, Politics

Apparent EU-U.S. trade war truce ‘positive news’ for Canada: experts

The easing of trade tensions between the European Union and the United States signalled by an apparent agreement between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday is good news for Canada, say Canadian officials and» 

International, Politics

Majority of Canadian experts want Ottawa to join U.S. ballistic missile defence system

Despite recent diplomatic overtures between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the overwhelming majority of Canadian defence and security experts would like to see Canada join the U.S. continental ballistic missile defence system, says a recently» 

Economy, International

Canada requests NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, the federal government announced Monday. The» 

Economy, International, Politics

U.S. fires back with WTO challenge against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

The United States launched a formal challenge with the World Trade Organization Monday against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on a long list of U.S. products, arguing Canadian countermeasures breached international trade law and were “designed to punish American workers, farmers and» 

Economy, International

Ottawa welcomes U.S. decision to end duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper

Canada welcomes the decision by the United States to end countervailing duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper and to refund all duties collected since August 2015, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday. The decision by the U.S. Department» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Sending refugee claimants to U.S. is unconstitutional: court challenge

Sending asylum seekers back to the U.S. violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canada’s international obligations, argues a current legal challenge. The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International and the Canadian Council of Churches have filed what» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada unveils counter-tariffs on U.S. products ‘very much in sorrow, not in anger’

The federal government unveiled Friday an updated list of U.S. products subject to Canadian retaliatory tariffs as of July 1 while also pledging to spend up to $2 billion to protect Canada’s steel, aluminum and manufacturing industries and workers. Flanked by»