These are turbulent times for international trade, with an America-first president threatening to rip up NAFTA, a UK that is leaving the European Union,...Read More Look to the Commonwealth to diversify trade
Canada’s report to Parliament for 2016-17 on what’s known as official development assistance, or ODA, is a 146-page tome about the government’s commitment to...Read More Development assistance and violence against women
Among its publicly announced objectives for a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canadian government says it hopes to “ensure no NAFTA...Read More Will NAFTA parties trade away environmental protections?
A day after the US Thanksgiving holiday in November 2016, the US Lumber Coalition filed petitions for countervailing and antidumping duties against Canadian lumber...Read More Learning from the 2017 softwood lumber dispute
The Trump administration’s contempt toward immigrants and refugees is no longer a surprise, but it seems Canadian decision-makers haven’t got the memo. In what...Read More Allow Salvadorans to make a safe claim in Canada
Getting access to provincial and municipal government procurement contracts was one of the primary objectives for the European Union in negotiating the Comprehensive Economic...Read More CETA and procurement: opening an open market?
China probably did us a favour when it rejected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to launch negotiations on a free trade deal in December....Read More Thinking through our quest for a China trade deal
The future of Canadian peacekeeping was the topic of a November 2017 conference hosted by the Mackenzie Institute, a not-for-profit think tank on security...Read More Peacekeeping is not suited to today’s conflicts
As the Trudeau government moves into the third year of its mandate, support for its performance continues to soften. Trudeau is holding a series...Read More Support for Liberal government’s performance softens