October 1, 2007

Canada’s free trade lessons for the world

Twenty years after the Free Trade Agreement was negotiated in October 1987, and 19 years after its implementation in January 1989, Canada’s experi- ences offer lessons to allay trade...

Craig Wright, Derek Holt
October 1, 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...

October 1, 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...

October 1, 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
October 1, 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...

October 1, 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
October 1, 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...

October 1, 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...

October 1, 2007

The Reagan Diaries (book review)

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