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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 »

International, Politics

Freeland, Morneau and Carr head to Mexico for NAFTA talks

Three high-profile Liberal cabinet ministers will travel to Mexico next week for meetings with officials in both outgoing and incoming administrations to discuss the stalled negotiations over the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement, officials with Global Affairs »

Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau discusses NAFTA during phone call with Mexico’s Lopez Obrador

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone with Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday to discuss the stalled renegotiation process of the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, according to the Prime »

International, Politics

Trudeau congratulates Mexico’s newly elected president

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his landslide victory at Sunday’s polls, saying he looks forward to working with the new administration on renegotiating a crucial free trade agreement between Canada, the United States »

Economy, International, Politics

Canada hits back at U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs with $16.6B countermeasures

Canada is countering “a very bad” move by the Trump administration to slap punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs of its own on everything on from steel products to playing cards and ball point pens. »

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA agreement hinges on auto rules, says Freeland

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. negotiators trying to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement are focussing on the automotive industry rules as the centrepiece of the new NAFTA deal, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in Washington Thursday. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Expert says NAFTA trade deal means Canada can’t limit emissions

The trade talks continue with senior members of the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments to work out details on renewal of the North American Trade Agreement. It’s being called “NAFTA 2.0 For People or Polluters?” The international trade talks now »

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 »

International

Mexican human rights activists seek help from Canada

Disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial executions are sharply increasing in Mexico, say human rights activists who came to Canada to ask for help. ‘A serious human rights crisis’ “Mexico is undergoing a serious human rights crisis,” said Mariano Machain, international advocacy »

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 »