Canada Trade

Canada Committed To Three-Way NAFTA Renegotiation, Freeland Tells Mexico

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Politics

Freeland is downplaying any suggestion that Canada will do a side deal with the U.S.

Trump's Trade Agenda Could Put Canadian Medicare In Crosshairs

Danielle Martin | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Politics
Danielle Martin

Other than driving doctors to activism that might even send them north across the border, threats to the Canadian system as a result of the Trump agenda relate less to the repeal of Obamacare and more to his intention to renegotiate NAFTA.

Canadian Workers Need A Government Willing To Stand Up For Them

Charlie Angus | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

While Liberals continue with their failed Bobby McFerrin "Don't worry be happy" economic mantra, the data paints a different picture. In 2009 the number of Canadians who considered themselves working class or poor was 29 per cent. That number has since jumped to a stunning 44 per cent.

Resisting Economic Globalization Turns Clock Back On Prosperity

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Polleit | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Business
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Polleit

The Trump administration fancies the use of protectionist measures to boost production and employment in the U.S., to the detriment of other countries if need be. Such interference with economic globalization wouldn't just infringe on prosperity. It would probably also rekindle old and new political conflicts.

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Stance Could Give Canada's Economy An Edge

Jeff Wheeldon | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Business
Jeff Wheeldon

President Trump's vilification of immigrants, including a restriction on their movements in the form of a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaves many genius researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs feeling unwelcome in the U.S. even if they are allowed in.

CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

It's Time For Canada To Put Words Into Action And Increase Aid Budget

Stephen St. Denis | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics
Stephen St. Denis

From 1990 to the present, cuts to our aid budget were triple that of domestic programs in percentage terms. Given that aid accounts for a mere two per cent of total spending, this was nickel-and-diming the poor was downright unconscionable. We now spend a miserly 0.26 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) on aid.

Three Key Drivers Of Optimism Within Canadian SMBs For 2017

Andrea Stairs | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

The new year has only just begun, but it's already proving to be another interesting one for Canadian small and medium businesses (SMBs). While economic uncertainty and the changing political landscape are making it difficult to understand the challenges that lie ahead, one thing remains clear: Canadian entrepreneurs who are embracing technology -- and ecommerce, in particular -- are more diversified and feel better equipped to face 2017.

Trudeau Should Follow Trump's Example And Put Canada First

Mark Towhey | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

It's time for Trudeau to go beyond a cabinet shuffle and use Trump's brutally plain-spoken focus on U.S. self-interest as an opportunity to take a similarly honest and entirely self-interested approach to trade and diplomacy with the world's largest economy. Canada should look after itself first. Now's the time.

President Trump's America Still Loves Canada. Mexico, Not So Much.

Angus Reid | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Angus Reid

A national survey of a cross-section of 1,500 voting-age Americans, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute in the days leading up to the inauguration, reveals a strong attachment to Canada among the U.S. public, while Americans hold a decidedly different attitude toward their country's other neighbour, Mexico.

Canadians Suffer Through Many Types Of Traffic

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada
Jasmin Guénette

If you think road traffic is annoying, the Canadian Automobile Association has just released some data to back you up: Drivers on Canada's 20 worst se...

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 05.06.2017 | 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 04.13.2017 | 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.