As world trade breaks down into a patchwork of regional blocs, it raises questions about the future of global multinationals.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London in December 2019.
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Canada’s free-trade obsession has made us overly reliant on global supply chains. That's a huge unforced error given that 19 years ago, 9/11 showed us just how quickly border policy can change.
The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to most people because of the coronavirus, but trucks will still be able to make the trip over crossings like the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont.
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Canada and the United States have opted to keep its border open to commercial trucking during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is important to the economies of both countries.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, in August 2019. Can the U.K. and Canada forge a post-Brexit trade deal?
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The U.K. is now in the unenviable position of having to negotiate multiple trade deals following Brexit. Here's why it should start with Canada.
Leaders of the three countries signed the USMCA in November 2018.
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President Trump and Democrats recently agreed on a deal to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. A trade scholar explains what's new.
Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador speaks at the signing of an update to the new North American free-trade agreement in Mexico City.
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In his first year in office, the Mexican president is dismantling the political and economic structures that have made Mexico one of the most inequitable countries in the world.
Pierre Trudeau is saluted by an RCMP officer as he carries son Justin to Rideau Hall in 1973, when the elder Trudeau was in a similar political situation as his son is today.
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There’s a different Trudeau in office in 2019 than there was in 1972, but Justin Trudeau is also leading a minority government, just as his father did — and the Canada-U.S. relationship is key.
The 16 nations negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership account for almost half the world’s population.
The biggest barrier to Australia and much of the rest of the world signing up to the world's biggest trading bloc appears to have been removed.
The U.K.‘s Tony Blair, left, campaigned on 'modernizing’ the welfare system. Bill Clinton, right, campaigned on reducing welfare in the U.S.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don't share, writes one historian, is the label 'liberal.'
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
Under a new deal between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico will send 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala to prevent migrants from continuing their northward journey toward the United States.
Mexico says it emerged from tariff negotiations in Washington with its 'dignity intact.' But that dignity comes at great cost to the migrants fleeing extreme violence in Central America.
In this June 2018 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony in Charlevoix, Québec.
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A presidential visit to Kingston, Ont. -- like the one FDR paid in 1938 -- could once again play a role in bridging relations between Canada and the United States.
Mexican avocados may soon be more expensive in American supermarkets.
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President Trump plans to put a 5% tariff on every Mexican good that crosses the border unless Mexico does more to reduce the flow of migrants.
U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a news conference before signing the USMCA. The deal, if passed into law, poses dangers to public health.
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The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.
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.