1 octobre 2007

The impossible deal

In the fall of 1975, in a small, private Ottawa hotel dining room, two senior American political consultants were chatting amiably with three Canadians party officials. A Liberal, a...

1 octobre 2007

The loonie and the FTA

In macroeconomic policy circles the trio of monetary independence, free trade/capital mobility and fixed exchange rates has come to be labelled the unholy trinity, since a country can choose...

1 octobre 2007

Gateways, global value chains and trade corridors

October 3, 2007, marks the 20th anniversary of completion of the negotiation of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement that was signed on January 2, 1988, and came into effect...

Russ Kuykendall
1 octobre 2007

The long road to free trade

Canada and the United States once experienced a dozen years of free-trade linkages way back in the 1850s and 1860s. At the time of the negotiation of the Elgin-Marcy...

1 octobre 2007

NAFTA revisited

At the end of 2006, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) covered a combined economy of more than $14 trillion and a population of about 435 million people....

Jeffrey Schott, Gary Hufbauer
1 octobre 2007

Un partenariat sans les peuples

Deux images de mon été : une attente de près de deux heures au poste frontalier de Philipsburg, en me demandant si les quelques aliments emportés pour un bref...

1 octobre 2007

Memoirs (book excerpt)

With the close of the Francophonie Summit I had to face the alarming fact that the end point for a successful conclusion to the free trade talks was only...

1 octobre 2007

Memoirs (compte rendu)

Before the publication of Brian Mulroney’s memoirs, there was one sure bet: whatever he wrote ”” and whatever he left out ”” would tick off someone. If he took...

1 octobre 2007

The Reagan Diaries (compte rendu)

At the risk of sounding insensitive, Ronald Reagan’s death did wonders for his historical repu- tation. Since the week-long, coast-to- coast funeral festivities in June 2004, the public discussion...