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Health, Politics

Canada-U.S border is shutting down

Canada and the U.S. are closing their mutual border in a further attempt to fight the spread of COVID-19. The decision announced today will allow trade to continue, but border crossings and flights for things like vacations are restricted. In »

Economy, Politics

Canada House of Commons suspended temporarily

Canada’s MPs decided to suspend the House of Commons until Monday April 20, this morning due to concerns of the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. The motion to suspend the House of Commons, also allows for the federal »

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Liberals will table USMCA legislation next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will move next week to formally approve the new North American trade agreement. Speaking in Winnipeg as the three-day Liberal cabinet retreat was wrapping up, Trudeau said the government will introduce a motion next »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Washington USMCA talks appear to heat up

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says she and her American and Mexican counterparts are determined to push their new trade agreement, known officially as the USMCA and unofficially as the new NAFTA, “across the finish line.” Freeland made the comments »

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 »

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

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, Politics

U.S-Mexico-Canada trade deal, Canadians not impressed

While the Prime Minister happily announced the new deal that replaced NAFTA, known as USMCA, is a win for Canadians, it seems that Canadians are not nearly as impressed by the tri-partite agreement. It announcing the agreement, Liberal Prime Minister »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Surprise backlash from trade deal: Canada Post- Canadian retail

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom- Comments will be posted after moderating) Canada is so huge, it’s difficult even for Canadians to imagine. Distances are enormous, but the Crown corporation Canada Post is mandated to deliver mail »

Economy, International, Politics

Liberals herald revamped trade deal with U.S. and Mexico

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heralded the revamped trade pact between Canada, the United States, and Mexico as an agreement that would be “good for Canadian workers, good for Canadian business and good for Canadian families” when »