Canada Trade

Uh Oh, Donald: Mexico Overtakes Canada As U.S. Trading Partner

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Business

Potentially bad news for Canada, worse news for Donald Trump.

Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion's Visit To Africa

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

I hope Canada's new government is looking for partners in the continent and not a Santa Claus role in an ever-changing continent that is in need of new and bold leadership. I hope the principles of trade will triumph the handouts of the past, in a continent that is super-rich but poorly managed.

CETA And Canadian Unions: A Squandered Opportunity

Sid Ryan | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

The TPP is all but dead. And following the stunning October 14 vote in Belgium, it seems CETA may very well be on its deathbed. This is a huge blow against the big business agenda of the Justin Trudeau Liberals. Sadly, Canadian unions and the New Democratic Party can take little credit for it.

Leaked Canada-EU Trade Document Aimed At Pacifying Critics: Sources

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Business

The leaked draft is supposed to accompany the transatlantic deal's final signing later this month in Brussels.

Put Human Rights At Heart Of Canada-China Relationship

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

We, the undersigned organizations and supporters, call on the Canadian government to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of the "renewed" Canada-China relationship.

The Rise Of Protectionism Hits Canada's Trade Talks

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2016 | Canada Business

Growing anti-trade sentiments are certainly a factor in Ottawa's dealings with U.S. and Europe.

Trade Numbers Bring Canada's Economy Much-Needed Good News

CP | Craig Wong | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Business

Just a couple days after the economy contracted.

Canada Must Build 21st Century Trade Routes To Escape Low Growth

Perrin Beatty | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business
Perrin Beatty

Ottawa's most important policy response to lagging growth has been a return to that great theme of Canadian history: building. Sixty per cent of Canada's GDP depends on trade. Canadians need to build now to get our goods and services to the growing global middle class, projected to grow from 1.8 billion today to five billion by 2030.

Trade Deal Among Premiers Looking Less Likely

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada

A deal could go through without including the always-contentious issue of alcohol.

To Honour Canada's Upcoming 150th, Let's Dismantle Economic Barriers

Perrin Beatty | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Business
Perrin Beatty

Canada remains a collection of 13 regional markets separated by a myriad of competing rules and standards that weakens economic growth by increasing costs and limiting choice for consumers, business and governments. It is astonishing that 28 independent countries can collectively lower the economic barriers between them while Canada has been unable to do so between 13 provinces and territories.

Ukraine Is (Almost) Ready To Open For Business

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Bociurkiw

Business sells business best -- not government folks. Ukrainian officials are putting forth a good sales pitch: they sell themselves as pro-western and pro-business in a country which has a 99.7 per cent literacy rate and is just a two-day truck drive from most EU hubs.

It's Time To Make Canada's Relationship With Japan A Priority

Perrin Beatty | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

Trade between Japan and Canada has stagnated for over a decade. Exports from Canada to Japan grew only four per cent from 2006 to 2015, while Canada's imports from Japan have declined. There is good news -- foreign investment from both sides show an upwards trend -- but business will need help to capitalize on this opportunity.

The TPP Is The Latest In A Bad Generation Of Trade Deals

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Where once trade deals dealt with bringing down tariffs to allow for the freer flow of goods between countries, today's trade deals put much more emphasis on "non-tariff barriers" such as laws and regulations within the countries involved in a trade deal -- and grant extraordinary powers to corporations to sue governments that pass laws that hurt their profits.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is A Hidden Tax On Canadians By Multinationals

Gord Miller | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Business
Gord Miller

The most pressing environmental policy problem facing Canada is the possible ratification of the "trade deal" known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The investor protection provisions (called the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism, or ISDS) in that agreement presents a major threat to environmental protection in Canada. Let me tell you why.

The TPP May Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

Salman Sakir | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Unemployment and income inequality are issues that are plaguing both countries; so, policies to ameliorate rather than exacerbate them need to be considered. Further research need to be conducted to understand the impact of the TPP on Canada and the U.S. before the trade agreement goes into effect.

International Trade Should Not Come At The Cost Of Human Rights

Jagmeet Singh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Jagmeet Singh

While premier Wynne and her 72-person delegation meet with India's heads of state to talk trade and visit the country's picturesque backdrops for photo-ops, they do so while simultaneously ignoring India's abysmal track record on human rights, systemic inequity and institutional racism.

TPP: Innovation Myths And Trade Realities

Mark Warner | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business
Mark Warner

A review of the list of consultations on the government's website and tweets by minister Freeland show a number of meetings with these particular TPP critics. All of this raises the question of whether the minister is hearing the alternative positive case for the TPP.

An Open Letter To Canadians On The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Chrystia Freeland | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Chrystia Freeland

After attending public town halls, participating in over 70 meetings and round tables, and receiving feedback from thousands of Canadians who have written to me, it is clear that many feel the TPP presents significant opportunities, while others have concerns.

Norway & Canada: An Important And Long-Standing Economic Relationship

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Business
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Norway and Canada have a strong trade and investment relationship built on complementary resource endowments, similar levels of development, and shared interests and values. Norway's investment in Canada supports Canadian GDP and jobs, and Norwegian investments supply Canada's economy with much-needed capital.

Trade Trumps Climate Change Action At COP21

Sujata Dey | Posted 12.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Sujata Dey

When our democracies try to act on climate, trade agreements get in the way. For over 20 years, we have been fighting ISDS, the investor state dispute settlement clause in Chapter 11 of NAFTA, which allows companies to sue states over their decisions. It is a favourite tool of energy and mining companies.

How The TPP Jeopardizes Canadian Health

Dr. Sarah Giles | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Sarah Giles

The TPP appears to pose risks to our ability to afford to provide needed medications Canadians, and others around the world. When the free and open debate on this agreement is held, the impact on health care must be taken into account.

How the TPP Puts Canadian Privacy at Risk

Michael Geist | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

One of the most troubling, but largely ignored effects of the TPP involves privacy. Privacy is not an issue most associate with a trade agreement, however, the TPP features several anti-privacy measures that would restrict the ability of governments to establish safeguards over sensitive information such as financial and health data as well as information hosted by social media services.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Is a Dead End for Jobs

John Jacobs | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
John Jacobs

Canada used to excel at industrial strategy, but now we are satisfied with trade, and any type of trade will do. That hands-off mentality, which is at the heart of global trade deals like the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), goes some way to explaining why Canada's trade deficits are growing, faster with free-trade partners than other countries, and the job intensity of our exports is declining.

Canada's August Trade Deficit More Than Double Analyst Expectations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Business

Economists had expected a deficit of $1.2 billion in August.

NDP Will Defend Quebec Farms, Ontario Manufacturing: Mulcair

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Mulcair denounced Harper for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership in secret and promised to stand up for the two sectors most worried about the would-be deal.