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 Risks Repeating Smoot-Hawley's Misguided Folly With NAFTA

Colin Kenny | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

In re-opening NAFTA, President Trump runs the risk of falling into the same kind of black hole created by Smoot-Hawley 87 years ago. Millions of Americans eventually lost everything after having been sucked in by their government's predictions of prosperity -- much in the same way as they are being sucked in today.

If Trudeau Really Blames Corporate Elites, Why Did He Sign CETA?

Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

The Trudeau government has been calling CETA the "most progressive" free trade deal ever. But the deal does not require the payment of living wages; it does not mandate a crackdown on tax evasion; and it certainly does not try to guarantee the "peace of mind ... that come[s] with stable, full-time contracts."

Trump May Have 'Shown His Hand' To Trudeau On NAFTA Plans

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Business

Trump may not want a fight — only a quick political victory.

Carbon Tax Won't Make Canada A Climate Leader If Nobody Follows

F. Larry Martin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics
F. Larry Martin

Climate change is "Made in China," but they get off scot-free. We need to admit one simple truth: handicapping Canadians with a tax will have zero effect on global climate change. However, that doesn't mean we can't exert influence and pursue real solutions.

'Consequences' For Canada If Trump Goes Protectionist: BoC

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Business

Latest economic outlook "subject to considerable uncertainty" because no one knows what Trump will do.

‘Bizarre GOP Scheme' Could Do Serious Damage To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Business

But currency traders could defeat the proposed border tax.

These Are The Provinces Most At Risk From A Trump Presidency

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Business

It's the non-energy exporters who have something to fear.

Are TPP Opponents Racists, Isolationists And Protectionists?

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada
Sujata Dey

Photo: Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians at a massive rally in Stuttgart, Germany against CETA and TTIP. (Council of Canadians) So th...

Trudeau Urges World Leaders To Fight Against Protectionism

CP | Andy Blatchford | Posted 09.05.2016 | Canada Politics

The prime minister said protectionist views are unlikely to creep into Canada.

Will A Low Loonie Prompt Anti-Canadian Protectionism?

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Business

Cheaper Canadian lumber will be seen as "unfair."

Why the TPP Doesn't Spell Doom for the Environment

Blair King | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Blair King

From an environmental perspective, trade agreements have both positive and negative aspects. They have the negative effect of slowing down the development of unilateral environmental regulations, but they have a positive effect by forcing environmental laggards to catch up with the pack.

10 Great Reasons to Reject Protectionism

Peter Hall | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Will the decades of multilateral effort and untold resources that have been devoted to freeing up global trade flows continue, or will protectionism, international trade's arch enemy, be the recession's enduring legacy? There are at least 10 reasons to speed the death of neo-protectionism.

Is Globalization Finally Dead?

Peter Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Even before the last economic cycle ended, the bell was tolling. The onset of crisis compounded the doomsaying. Me-first nationalism swept across the planet, threatening to undo the vast global integration that was the last cycle's hallmark. Is globalization dead?

Canadian Trade: Pros and Cons for 2014

Peter Hall | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

When international trade collapsed in 2009, the Canadian economy turned inward, and for a change, discovered a steady source of growth. That source is now tapped out, and economy-watchers have for some time turned their eyes back to trade. So far, the view has been uninspiring. Will Canadian trade carry growth forward, or is our hopeful gaze in for a big disappointment?

Think Globally, Not Locally

Mark Milke | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Plenty of people will shamelessly demand government spend lots of extra money to "buy local," even if the cost is millions or billions of dollars more. This is daft. The notion that jobs in Canada come at the cost of employment in Japan, India, China or Germany, or vice-versa, is profoundly mistaken. Jobs can be created in one's own country and abroad at the same time.

America's Indignados Should Occupy Wall Street

Diane Francis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.

Obama's Jobs Plan Strains Relations With Canada

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Call it Buy American, The Sequel.U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed new $447 billion American Jobs Act is aimed at creating much-need...