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"Each country needs to be careful to get a deal they can live with."
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The U.S. has been pushing for Canada to loosen its system, but International Trade Minister Ed Fast says the government will protect Canadian interests at the negotiating table.
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Canada's supply management system has been a significant sore point in the ongoing negotiations.
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The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership deal would bring together 12 countries.
Negotiations on a major international trade deal involving Canada appear to have hit last-minute snags in what were supposed to be the final stages of talks.
The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that's expected to start as early as Sunday.
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OTTAWA - The Harper government's vaunted free trade agenda is either a roaring success or hopelessly stalled — and given that government officials aren't commenting, even experts in the field are havi...
And as nations are just starting to get their heads around how to solve the obesity crisis, surely we shouldn't dump everything out of our toolbox before the real work has even started. We need to keep our public policy options open, to make room for initiatives to clean up a food environment that is literally killing us.
Imagine a world where you could receive a fine, and possibly be dragged before a judge, just for clicking on the wrong link, or where big media companies could demand your private online information. Here in Canada, our government looked at giving this kind of control to big media, yet the public opposition led them to decide against it.