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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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

What Biden’s presidency means for Canada-U.S. agri-food trade

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.
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. The Canadian Press

Free trade 2.0: How USMCA does a better job than NAFTA of protecting the environment

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.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in London in December 2019. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Canada needs to see the U.S. and its trade motives clearly

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.
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? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada-U.K. free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

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.
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg

U.S.-Canada trade under Trudeau minority governments: Then and now

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.
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. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Here’s the historic Canadian city Trump needs to visit

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.
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. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The new NAFTA’s assault on public health

The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.
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. (Shutterstock)

The urgent need for Canada to diversify its trade

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.

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