Canada Free Trade

Harper's Free Trade Agenda May Just Be A Bit Too Ambitious

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Harper government's vaunted free trade agenda is either a roaring success or hopelessly stalled — and given that government officials a...

Bad News, Canadian Carmakers

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's free trade deal with Europe will almost certainly be a winner for some sectors, but Ontario's automakers can expect the mostly one-w...

Why Free Trade Agreements Grow Canadian Business

Terrance Oakey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Business
Terrance Oakey

Policies that restrict competition ultimately act to the detriment of Canadian firms and their workers. Free trade agreements like CETA open new markets for Canadian companies, but also force them to compete against foreign entities at home. It is that competition that spurs innovation and productivity.

PQ Supports New EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Provincial support for the Canada-Europe trade pact was only achieved after a stressful moment over Thanksgiving turkey this week.It was du...

The Darker Side of Free Trade Between Canada and the U.S.

Maude Barlow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

Canada remembers a milestone this week -- the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Former Mulroney government officials and the business community that supported the first-of-its-kind project are running predictable victory laps in commentaries this week. Well, I'm sorry to crash this little party but there is something seriously wrong with this picture.

Althia Raj

Negotiator Denies Selling Out Canadians In European Trade Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada's provinces are no fools and know exactly what they are doing at the negotiating table, Quebec’s lead negotiator in the free trade talks with...

Althia Raj

Provinces 'Selling Us Out' On Trade Deal With Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canadian provinces are either ill-equipped or incompetent when it comes to defending their rights in a massive and overarching free trade a...

Japan And Canada Agree To Free-Trade Talks

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada Business

SEOUL, South Korea - Stephen Harper touched down in Seoul on Monday to attend a global nuclear summit amid a rising cacophony of threats and challenge...

British PM Pushes Huge Canada-EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Heather Scoffield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Quick completion of a trade deal with Canada will help Europe regain some of its competitive edge, says British Prime Minister Da...

Canada Left Out Of Talks On Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Leaders of 21 global economies, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are on their way to Hawaii for the next round of APEC meetings.But w...

Harper Hopes To Break Into South American Trading Block

CP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Business

SAO PAULO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Brazil's financial centre of Sao Paulo today to give a luncheon speech to business and political leade...