US Canada Trade

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.

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.

Trump: Let's Get This NAFTA Thing Done, Pronto

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics

The president said he's remaining open to drastically different potential ouctomes.

If Trump Thinks He Doesn't Need Canada, He's In For A Yuge Surprise

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Business

Canadians buy a lot of American stuff. Don't forget that, Donald.

‘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.

Trump Appoints Oilsands-Loving Texans To Cabinet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Business

Rick Perry and Rex Tillerson have been ardent supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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.

NAFTA Could Be Replaced By U.S.-Canada Deal Under Trump: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Business

Ditching Mexico would make Canada more competitive, CIBC says.

Trade Is Not A Four-Letter Word, Despite The U.S. Election Rhetoric

Cheryl Farrow | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Farrow

The notion that free trade equals exporting jobs is an easy sell with many American voters. The reality -- that jobs rely on complex supply chain relationships to keep North America competitive in the face of global competition -- is definitely not as catchy.

Thanks, China And Mexico: Canada Loses U.S. Trade Crown

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business

We're #3! We're #3!

Government Memo Suggests TPP Would Be Bad For Canada

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business

Canada will be competing with many more countries for the U.S. market.

Canada's Share Of U.S. Imports Lowest Since Free Trade Began

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Business

America doesn’t need Canada anymore — at least not nearly like it used to.

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."

Americans Won't Know Where Meat Comes From .. Because Of Canada

CP | Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - It's now harder for Americans to find out where their beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrang...

Liberals Hand U.S. Ultimatum Over Meat-Labelling Laws

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- The United States must immediately repeal its discriminatory meat labelling provisions or face Canadian retaliation, two Liberal cabinet min...

Canada Just Lost Its Status As U.S.'s Largest Trading Partner

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Business

If the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline didn’t bring this point home enough, here’s more evidence Canada is becoming...

Donald Trump Calls NAFTA 'Disaster,' Vows To Renegotiate Or 'Break' Deal

CP | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON _ Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he wants to be able to slap tariffs on U.S. companies that choose to make their pr...

LOOK: Canada Less And Less Important To U.S. Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Business

It was a little alarming to hear the Bank of Canada declare Wednesday that it was “puzzled” by the lack of strength in Canadian exports. After all...

Trade War? Canada Seeks $3 Billion In Tariffs On U.S. Products

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Canada has filed a request to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on the United States in the latest move in an ongoing trade d...

U.S. House Moves To Avert Trade War With Canada

CP | Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House of Representatives committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born...

Alaska grapples with Canadian opposition to requirement for U.S. steel in new ferry dock

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
Alaska Dispatch News

Gov. Bill Walker met Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., trying to head off a trade battle so a new Alaska fe...

Canada 'Disappointed' U.S. Not Backing Down In Food Labels Fight

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

The World Trade Organization says the United States has filed an appeal of a ruling that found the country's meat-labelling laws discriminate against ...

Why Is The U.S. Pushing Canada To Loosen Privacy Laws?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Business

The U.S. government is prodding Ottawa and some provinces to overhaul their privacy laws and allow Canadians’ personal data to be hosted on U.S. ser...

Ottawa Threatens Retaliation Over 'Buy American'

National Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s ambassador to the United States has raised the prospect of retaliation against “discriminatory” Buy American provisions that are includ...

Canada's Trade Numbers Raise Questions About Health Of Economy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's trade deficit edged higher in November as imports inched higher and exports stalled, raising questions about just how well the econo...