US Canada Trade

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 01.29.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 12.08.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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...

Canada-U.S. Beyond The Border Initiatives Pushed Aside

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border initiatives haven't exactly been a top priority for the White House since Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

What Obama Has That Canadian Politicos Lack

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Numerous Canadians have made the jump across the border to volunteer on the campaign for Obama's re-election. Why? Because there is an element of the formula that is still missing in Canadian politics. The ingredient Obama brings is one that still eludes the political establishment.

How Canada Made Me An Obama Lover

Rachel Sklar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Sklar

I can't actually vote for Barack Obama -- though I live in New York City I'm from Canada and it's stamped on my passport as surely as on the way I say "out." But there is no being part of the great churning American media machine -- whether as a viewer, reader, listener, Tweeter, Instagrammer or random Canadian who somehow snuck her way on television -- without forming an opinion. Sometimes, it's even educated! As for me, the more educated I got, the more I came to realize that my support for the 44th President of the United States and his party actually has its roots well north of the border. Really, every reason I can think of to vote for Barack Obama I learned from Canada. In the language of my people, et voila...

Change My Mind: Which U.S. Election Candidate Is Best For Canada?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

We Canadians care about the U.S. election -- we just can't help it. Yes, it's partly because of our inferiority complex (token Canadian self-deprecati...

Watching the Watchdog: What Happens if Obama Loses?

Tim Knight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

When it came to colour and discrimination on account of colour, Obama's election four years ago was a much-needed opportunity to heal the soul of his troubled nation. With a black man in the White House, old scars left by slavery could finally mend. What will happen if he loses?

Which Way Will Swing States Blow? My 10 Predictions

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Alexander J. Szikla

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg One implication of my predictions would be Ohio losing its status as a predictor of Presidential election victories. More importantly, this would be the first election in recent history where the winner of the election will not win two out of the three "big swing states." This seems to be indicative of a shift, where future swing states will be comprised of a collective of smaller states with rapidly rising populations, such as Nevada. As opposed to the past rigidity of the "big three" swing states, this will lead to future Presidential candidates having to chase after electoral votes in a more decentralized manner.

Media Bites: How Will the Election Turn Out? Duh -- Ask Canada!

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Canadian media rarely bears even the slightest apprehension about bossily dictating U.S. elections. Our papers state their partisan preferences loudly and often, but thankfully no one south of the 49th seems to give a doodle-dandy. And to be fair, as far as nefarious foreign endorsements go, you could do a lot worse than the Canadian stamp of approval. Anyway, who's getting the honour this year?

Hey Guys, Remember Us?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Amid all the feisty back-and-forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during this U.S. election, there was barely a mention of Canada. ...

Canada Becoming Economically Independent Of U.S.: TD

CP | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- The Canadian economy appears to be on a long-term trend toward less dependence on the United States, according to a new study issued Wednes...

Obama-Harper Summit: Why Did it Take So Long?

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Harper was invited to the White House today for a bilateral meeting this week to let the public know what officials have known for months -- the extent and scope of efficient border management. It shouldn't have taken so long to make this announcement of what will be, after all, a to-do list and not a litany of accomplishments.