Rebooting Canada’s failed NAFTA strategy

By Danny Lam, Research Associate Environment & Security, University of Waterloo. Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in big trouble. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen here meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in February 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canada’s NAFTA strategy is in trouble, to the extent that… Please follow and like us:

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Canada granting US border agents ‘expanded’ powers

Canada has passed new legislation that expands the authority of US customs and border officers working at Canadian airports, a move civil liberties groups say may put the rights of Canadian travellers at risk. Bill C-23, also known as the Preclearance Act of 2016, gives several new powers to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers… Please follow and like us:

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Free trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM Trudeau

Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet the press after the second meeting of the Annual Dialogue between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister in Beijing, Dec 4, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] China and Canada are willing to conduct feasibility studies toward a free trade agreement in an open and pragmatic manner, Premier… Please follow and like us:

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Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers

Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies revealed in the Paradise Papers leak to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax. The spotlight on the tax affairs of the rich and powerful comes after a trove of documents was released by the US-based International Consortium… Please follow and like us:

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‘Paradise Papers’ Reveal Inner Workings of Elite Tax Havens

Media organizations across the world revealed a massive leak of millions of financial documents Sunday that outlined the elaborate steps taken by elite politicians and other wealthy individuals to shield their wealth from tax collectors. The leak, which has been dubbed the Paradise Papers, contained more than 13 million files taken mostly from a single Bermuda-based… Please follow and like us:

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Difficult NAFTA round three set to start in Canada

The third round of talks on revamping NAFTA, which start Saturday in Ottawa, are expected to be punishing as diplomatic tensions mount. Over the course of a week, negotiators will hammer out details of the broad proposals submitted by some 20 working groups during the previous round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement… Please follow and like us:

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US, Mexico, Canada to launch talks amid Trump vow to remake trade

The US, Canada and Mexico are about to sit down at the negotiating table in a bid to rework a wide-ranging regional free trade agreement that Donald Trump once sought to trash. Washington (dpa) – US President Donald Trump has spent years blasting the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the worst trade deal “ever”… Please follow and like us:

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US Governors Discuss Health Care, NAFTA

U.S. governors met for their annual meeting in Rhode Island on Friday for talks that centered mostly on health care and the North American Free Trade agreement. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended as a guest speaker, along with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Trudeau told the governors not to take “politically tempting shortcuts” when the… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: New Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada ‘Very Possible’

President Donald Trump says U.S. relationships with Mexico and Canada are good and it is “very possible” the three countries can reach a new accord to overhaul the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump said Thursday on his Twitter account that he received calls the day before from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian… Please follow and like us:

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