A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
A coal mine near the mountains in Alberta.
An American coal company is suing the Canadian government over Alberta's plan to combat climate change.
A family from the Central American migrant caravan at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana.
Donald Trump portrays migrants as a foreign problem 'dumped' on America's doorstep. That view ignores the global forces that bind nations together, including trade, climate change and colonization.
Trump had a full hand, but he may have squandered it.
Boasting the world's biggest and strongest economy, the U.S. has enormous leverage when it sits down with a partner to negotiate a trade deal. Threats and tariffs are not really helping.
Cargo containers from Asia are seen in the port of Vancouver in 2015. Canada needs to diversify its trade beyond the United States and increase our links to rapidly growing emerging market economies, particularly in Asia.
Canada needs to diversify its trade beyond the United States and increase links to rapidly growing emerging market economies, particularly in Asia, despite the "anti-China" clause in the USMCA.
House Democrats will finally have a say in economic policy.
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While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Canada’s dairy industry is being increasingly put at risk in trade negotiations. A visit to a Canadian dairy farm illuminates why the industry should be protected.
Countries that have phased out supply management systems in the dairy industry have seen an initial spike in production, then a steady decline. That's why Canada should protect its dairy farmers.
U.S. President Donald Trump announces a revamped North American free trade deal in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Oct. 1, 2018.
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The USMCA, if ratified, will fundamentally alter North America’s political and economic structures, increasing American dominance over its neighbours.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland hold a news conference on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The USMCA, while imperfect, is overall a positive development for Canada. It has a number of structural elements that may very well leave us stronger when negotiating trade pacts in the future.
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
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The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Special immigration provisions are increasingly being written into free trade deals.
There is a gap between free trade and free migration.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrive to hold a news conference on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2018.
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Who are the winners and losers in the new USMCA? It's complicated, but one thing's for certain: Canada should never again allow itself to be overly dependent upon one trading partner.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Parliament Hill the morning after an agreement was reached on a new trade deal with Mexico and the U.S.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The relief that the U.S. didn’t make things even worse for Canada in the new NAFTA should be tempered by the realization that the moment of reckoning hasn’t passed; it’s only been postponed.
In this June 2016 photo, a border patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego.
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Free trade requires not just the free movement of goods, but of people too. If Donald Trump really wants the U.S. to have a competitive advantage, he should be encouraging more, not fewer, migrants.
In this April 2017 photo, Wisconsin dairy farmer Tim Prosser is seen with his cows. Canada’s tough stance on diafiltered milk via its supply-management system has caused hardship for farmers like Prosser, forced to consider selling their milking cows and shutting down family businesses.
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Canadian dairy farmers were already well-heeled and well-protected from world market forces, but their cash grab over something called diafiltered milk has put the entire Canadian economy at risk.
Mexico, Canada and the United States are struggling to agree on new NAFTA terms.
A political scientist explains why corporate lobbyists and other interest groups will thwart Trump's efforts to strong-arm or ignore Canada.
Improved access to Canada’s dairy market for American producers is one of the key unresolved NAFTA issues.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada and the United States are back at the table to try to save NAFTA negotiations. Two key issues need to be resolved.
The national flags of Canada, from left, the U.S. and Mexico, are lit by stage lights before a news conference at the start of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations in Washington. But Canada’s status is now unsure after the U.S. and Mexico announced progress on a bilateral deal.
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An announcement that the United States and Mexico were close to a new trade deal came as a surprise to many. How did Canada become an afterthought during the NAFTA negotiations?
Trump celebrates a tentative deal to replace NAFTA with advisors and Mexican counterparts.
The US and Mexico announced a bilateral trade deal that pointedly excludes Canada. A economic law expert explains what it means.