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Economy, International

Canadian lumber industry celebrates NAFTA panel ruling

Canada’s lumber industry is celebrating an apparent win in the ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. after a binational NAFTA panel ruled there were insufficient grounds for the U.S. International Trade Commission to determine that Canadian softwood lumber products had» 

Economy, International, Society

Canada’s ambassador to Washington is stepping away

David MacNaughton is resigning as Canada’s ambassador to the United States, effective at the end of the month. In a statement on Thursday, MacNaughton, who helped guide Canada through difficult NAFTA regnotiations, called the decision “bittersweet.” “Serving as Canada’s ambassador in» 

International, Politics

China and trade to top agenda of Trudeau-Trump meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his visit to Washington tomorrow to meet with President Donald Trump will be an opportunity to discuss ongoing tensions with China, international trade and various global issues ahead of the upcoming G20 summit in Japan.» 

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» 

Economy, International, Society

Effects of Trump’s Mexico tariff threats carry to Canada

Donald Trump’s threat to impose escalating tariffs against Mexico to slow the number of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border is spilling over into Canada. Two major banks have now revised Canada’s 2019 ecomomic growth downward. More are expected to» 

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» 

Economy, International, Politics

General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

Union vows to continue pressure to maintain production The General Motors carmaker has had a major presence in the Oshawa area for some 100 years.  During the Second World War, the plant was a critical factor in the Allied victory» 

Economy, International, Politics

Major North American trade deal signed, what now?

Known colloquially as NAFTA 2.0, the newly renegotiated trade deal involving Canada, the U.S, and Mexico is called either USMCA, or CUSMA, or simply the “new NAFTA” The name is not important however. It has been hailed as a victory» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada, Mexico and U.S. sign new trade deal

Canada, the United States and Mexico signed a renewed North American free trade pact on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires Friday that once ratified by the legislatures in all three countries will replace the 24-year-old North» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Updated North American free trade agreement appears set for ceremonial signing on Friday

Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, says the updated North American Free Trade Agreement–now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement–is “on track” to be signed Friday at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Since Friday’s signing is strictly ceremonial because all three»