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Canada Should Think Twice About Fixing The Unfixable TPP

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.26.2017 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Canada recently signed on to a plan pushed by Japan and New Zealand to resuscitate the TPP despite the U.S. withdrawal. Under jointly negotiated TPP rules, there can no deal unless both the U.S. and Japan agree to it. Well, the U.S. didn't agree. And yet, the TPP lives on after Canada and the other 10 remaining countries voted to discuss reviving the deal.

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.

Here We Go: U.S. Makes Good On Promise To Renegotiate NAFTA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Politics

During the presidential campaign, Trump called NAFTA "a disaster."

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.

Support For NAFTA Strongest In Canada, Weakest In U.S.: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2017 | Canada Politics

Renegotiations are expected to start later this year, likely in late summer or fall.

Call From Trump's Son-In-Law To Canada Set Off Scramble Over NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2017 | Canada Politics

Washington was abuzz over those reports hinting at the possible demise of NAFTA.

What Trump Killing NAFTA Would Mean For Canadian Workers In U.S.

Henry Chang | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Henry Chang

U.S. President Donald Trump has clearly expressed a willingness to walk away from the NAFTA if he does not obtain the concessions that he expects from Canada and Mexico. For this reason, it may be appropriate to consider how such a withdrawal might affect Canadians.

Leaked NAFTA Draft Order Says Canada 'Exploits' American Industries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2017 | Canada Politics

It also blames NAFTA for the loss of 700,000 jobs.

Trump Was Ready To Exit NAFTA Until We Had A Chat: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Politics

Reworking the agreement had been one of Trump's key campaign promises.

Trump Assures Trudeau He's Not Cancelling NAFTA For Now

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Business

He made the announcement after a day rife with speculation that he could be on the verge of threatening to obliterate it.

Trump Thinking Of Pulling Out Of NAFTA: White House

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Politics

"I think he is bluffing," said one Canada-U.S. trade lawyer.

NAFTA Talks Amid U.S.-Canada Trade Drama Could Get Complicated

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Politics

"Everything relates to everything else when you're trying to negotiate."

Trump Administration Imposes 20% Tariff On Canadian Lumber

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Business

Duties will be collected retroactively, too.

NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritize Climate Change Goals

Development Unplugged | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Canada, and not just Mexico, may be in for a rough ride when it renegotiates NAFTA with the United States. When it comes to fighting climate change, however, the ride will be rougher. Trade provisions will likely continue to be a stumbling block in any efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

A Fair Solution To Supply Management Protects Canadian Farmers

Deepak Obhrai | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Deepak Obhrai

The Canadian government should be receptive to renegotiating NAFTA to include gradual changes to supply management, but this must be done in consultation with Canadian farmers. Having a long-term strategy to increase dairy trade with the U.S., while still protecting Canadian farmers and their livelihoods, is a win-win situation.

Obama Had The Same Complaints About Canadian Dairy As Trump

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics

"The Trump White House is indistinguishable from the Obama White House on dairy."

Canada's Ambassador To U.S.: Relax, There's No Trade Spat Brewing

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics

David MacNaughton says despite some U.S. rhetoric he still expects there will be "constructive discussions" between the two countries.

Ambrose Feels 'Reassured' After Meeting Trump's Point Man On NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics

"We'll be a united front. We're Conservatives, but we want a good agreement for Canada."

NAFTA Talks Will Be 'Very Challenging': Mulroney

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"If we were ever to lose NAFTA you'd see grave challenges in Canadian society."

Trump Takes First Step In NAFTA Renegotiation

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics

The U.S. administration has prepared a draft list of priorities for the negotiation.

NAFTA Is 'Gonna Be An Easy One, Folks': Trump

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics

"We're going to do something with NAFTA that you are gonna be very, very impressed with."

Trudeau Says He Still Believes Trump's Promise On NAFTA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Politics

The prime minister made the remarks in an interview with NBC.

Trump Commerce Secretary: NAFTA Talks To Launch Later This Year

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Business

"It's an old treaty. Our economy is very different from what it was when that treaty was was entered into."

Trump Administration Sheds Light On What NAFTA Revamp Will Entail

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Politics

The newly confirmed U.S. commerce secretary told a television interviewer he intends to move quickly on NAFTA.

No Progress For Any Worker Without Progress For All

Jerry Dias | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Supporting human rights and workers' struggles for higher wages and decent working conditions in other countries helps ensure that poverty-level wages and brutal working conditions do not distort investment decisions by large multi-national corporations. In the end, that just hurts all of us.