US Canada Trade

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

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2014 | 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-depr...

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.

6 Things To Expect In New Canada-U.S. Border Deal

CBC | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada

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6 In 10 Michigan Voters Oppose New U.S.-Canada Crossing

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Business

Results of a recently released poll show that likely Michigan voters oppose a plan for a proposed new bridge backed by Gov. Rick Snyder between Detroi...

Canada Wins Beef With U.S.

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada has won the opening round in a long-simmering dispute over an American rule that required the country-of-origin be labelled on all be...

Michigan Kills New Windsor-Detroit Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Business

The fate of a proposed new bridge connecting Windsor with Detroit that Ottawa has called the country's "number one national infrastructure priority" i...

Rachel Mendleson

Inside Canada's Quiet But Influential Washington Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Business

As Washington continues to defend the contentious Buy American provisions outlined in the U.S. jobs bill, it has become abundantly clear that, for pol...

Ed Fast Goes to Washington, Talks Trade

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Canada's new international trade minister had his first meeting Monday with his American counterpart, but Ed Fast provided few details ab...

Canada-U.S. Trade War Brewing?

CBC | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

Trade Minister Ed Fast must meet with his U.S. counterpart to head off talk of a new tariff for goods shipped through Canada and into Ame...

U.S. Groups Push For Sanctions On Canada Over Oil Sands

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

Conservationists on both sides of the border are using an obscure American trade law normally used against whalers to pressure Canada over its managem...

Billionaire U.S. Brothers Work To Block New U.S.-Canada Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Business

Two billionaire brothers who have become heroes to America's libertarian movement and bogeymen to America's left are backing an effort to prevent a ne...

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...

Looming US Spending Cuts Will Hurt Canadian Growth: Economists

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canada likely faces slower economic growth even if the United States manages to avoid default on its debt or a credit rating downgrade, economists said Wednesday.

The U.S. government's need to cut spending by between US$2 trillion and US$4 trillion over a decade would delay its recovery and drag down Canada's rebound because the two economies are so closely linked.