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Canada ratifies interim post-Brexit free trade deal with U.K.

Canada has ratified an interim post-Brexit free trade agreement with the United Kingdom that will allow the two countries to continue trading virtually tariff-free while Ottawa and London work on a more permanent trade deal, International Trade Minister Mary Ng »

Economy, International, Politics

Ottawa launches public consultations on free trade deal with Indonesia

The federal government is launching public consultations on the merits of a possible free trade deal with Indonesia, International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced Monday. The proposed trade deal, dubbed a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA), is expected to boost »

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau ‘concerned’ with U.S. threat of tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he is concerned about reports that Washington is considering reimposing tariffs not only on Canadian aluminum but also possibly steel just as Canada, the United States and Mexico are celebrating the launch of a »

Economy, International, Politics

New North American trade deal launches amid tariff threats

The revamped free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into effect on Wednesday as Canadians celebrated the country’s 153rd anniversary but gathering clouds threaten to dampen the mood in Ottawa, Washington and Mexico City. “After three »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Free trade: Canada, Mexico and the U.S agree on a new revised deal. What now?

It’s known officially as CUSMA- the Canada, US, Mexico Agreement, although it’s still often referred to as NAFTA, or NAFTA 2.0 (North American Free Trade Agreement) It’s been a long time in negotiation, almost there with agreements and signing, then »


Conservatives pledge to tear down interprovincial trade barriers

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will work to tear down interprovincial trade barriers if his party forms the government following the Oct. 21 federal election. Speaking to reporters in Quebec City, Scheer promised to convene a meeting with provincial and »

Economy, International, Politics

CETA trade deal: Advantage Europe

Canadian food producers frustrated at losses instead of gains The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement was touted as being a great deal for Canadian agri-business and consumers. Indeed the government website says that CETA which came into effect in September »

Economy, International

French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal

France’s parliament approved on Tuesday the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups. French lawmakers at the National Assembly, the country’s lower house of parliament, cast 266 votes in favour, 213 »

International, Politics

Trudeau travels to Washington next week for meeting with Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is travelling to Washington next week for talks with President Donald Trump, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday. During their meeting on June 20, the two leaders will discuss the ratification of the new North American »

International, Politics

Liberals set to table new NAFTA ratification legislation

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced a motion in the House of Commons Monday that sets the stage for the introduction of legislation needed to ratify a renegotiated free trade agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The ways and »