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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, 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

U.S. demands an end to Canada’s supply management

The North American Free Trade talks (NAFTA) are going badly and it increasingly looks like the U.S. side is trying to sabotage them on orders of the protectionist president Donald Trump. Sources have told the Canadian Press that U.S. negotiators »

Economy, International, Politics

Potentially contentious free trade talks underway

Prior to his election, U.S. President Donald Trump roundly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The deal involves Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. He has since ordered a re-negotiation and the first five-day round of the those talks »

Economy, International

Automobile union gets strike mandate for upcoming negotiations

Auto strike possible in Canada Known as the “Big Three”, North America’s automobile manufacturers could be facing a major strike. Unifor auto workers union members at Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, and General Motors, voted almost unanimously in favour of giving the union »


Canada’s largest railway, CN, facing lockout or strike

Labour negotiations between Canada’s largest railway, Canadian National (CN), and the Teamsters union have broken down. Union leaders warned a strike or lockout could occur starting Oct. 28 In a press release Monday (October 14) Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) said »