Category Archives: Trade

Trudeau Cut the Drama and Cut a Deal with Trump

Time for Trudeau to cut the outrage over Trump’s antics and just cut a deal Imagine throwing a $600-million party and one of the guests leaves in a huff and then Twitter-trashes you all across the Pacific Ocean. That’s what happened to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he hosted the recent G7 extravaganza and was… Read More

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Canada hasn’t got its act together to develop resources and latest fiasco proves that

Kinder Morgan’s divestment from Trans Mountain a huge black eye for Canada Diane Francis: The ownership of the pipeline was never the issue, and Ottawa’s participation pours more gasoline on the flames A aerial view of Trans Mountain tank farm is pictured in Burnaby, B.C.THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward Diane Francis June 1, 2018 10:40… Read More

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Canada-US Law Institute conference on April 12-13 in Cleveland

I’m speaking at the annual conference, and am also on the executive committee of the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI),  a bi-national, non-for-profit, multidisciplinary entity that sponsors conferences, forums, research opportunities, student internships and academic competitions. CUSLI is jointly administered by Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of Western Ontario. CUSLI serves… Read More

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Canada Must Decouple from Mexico in NAFTA Talks

When it comes to NAFTA, Canada should say adios to Mexico Diane Francis: Canada has benefited the least from the trilateral arrangement and Mexico the most Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at the presidential palace in Mexico City in October. Canada should decouple itself from Mexico… Read More

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Canada’s Healthcare Levels Taxation Playing Field with US

The myth is that Canadians pay dramatically higher taxes, but that’s not exactly true if you consider benefits received. Consider healthcare Our biggest competitive advantage is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s excellent relationship with Donald Trump.Andrew Harrer/Bloomber The show to the south, filled with sex scandals and political hand-wringing, is a distraction that is amusing and… Read More

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