Thanks to the high prices they command, avocados are sometimes referred to as ‘green gold.’
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The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so heavily reliant on a product that comes from one region in one country that’s rife with violence and corruption.
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 18, 2021, in Washington.
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Amid another flurry of U.S. protectionist measures, Canada should reconsider the value of global trade deals over bilateral agreements. But it should also support its own industries.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden, U.S. vice president at the time, walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in December 2016.
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Closer political ties between Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau likely means a more constructive and co-operative approach to solving challenges between the two countries in the agri-food sector.
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 1, 2017.
The threat of a large lawsuit could be enough to discourage some countries from taking action on climate change.
When you push an opponent, he tends to push back.
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Trump launched his trade war to save American manufacturing. An economist explains why it hasn’t worked out as planned.
Then-president of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sign the new Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The agreement was ratified in April 2020 and came into force last July.
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The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in July 2020, puts more emphasis on the environment and gives greater authority in Canada in the matter.
One strategy is to give negotiators maximum deal-making power. Another is to take as much as possible away from them.
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.