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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.» 

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, Politics

Don’t let hatred of Trump lead Canada into costly trade retaliation blunder, says U.S. expert

Canadians shouldn’t let their hatred of Trump blind them into stumbling into a full-out trade war with the United States, says an American expert on international trade. Marc Busch, professor of International Business Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service,» 

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» 

Economy, International, Politics

Ottawa to unveil retaliatory tariffs list in Hamilton on Friday

After waiting for more than a month, hoping in vain that the White House will relent on its tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the federal government is set to announce Canada’s final list of retaliatory measures on Friday. Foreign» 

International, Politics

Justin Trudeau heads to NATO summit amid deepening trade war with Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit on July 11 set to discuss beefing up the alliance’s capabilities to respond to new threats amid a deepening trade war between Washington and» 

Economy, International, Politics

From ball pens to bourbon: A look at Canada’s strategic tariff retaliation strategy

At first sight the list of American products targeted by Canadian retaliatory tariffs that will come into effect on July 1 seems rather eclectic. The items listed in Ottawa’s response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum cover a» 

Economy, International, Politics

Shadow of U.S.-Canada trade war looms over softwood lumber deal logjam

Canada and the United States appeared poised for another softwood lumber trade war even as diplomats from both countries met in Washington today to try to untangle a complicated logjam of competing interests. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative»