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Ottawa plans to retaliate after Trump imposes tariffs on aluminum

Adrian Morrow, Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail August 6, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has started a new continental tariff war, reimposing tariffs of 10 per cent on most Canadian aluminum that Canada will ...

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CTV National News: Canada in the crosshairs

Joyce Napier, CTV News August 6, 2020 Canada says it will retaliate against U.S. President Trump’s new tariffs on Canadian aluminum. Watch the full video here

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Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. Signed on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements...

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Le pari risqué d’un redémarrage de l’industrie de l’auto

Marc Godbout, Radio Canada May 9, 2020 … L’Association des fabricants de pièces automobiles est la voix de plus de 700 manufacturiers canadiens, dont 10 % de ses membres se trouvent au Québec. Son président Fla...

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Political leaders have seen approval ratings surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, poll finds

Robert Benzie, The Toronto Star May 6, 2020 … Trudeau’s Liberals successfully used Ford’s unpopularity in Ontario last fall to mortally wound federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s prospects in Canada’s mo...

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Ventilators will be crucial to saving people’s lives, but Ottawa won’t say how many Canada needs as COVID-19 continues to spread

Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star March 19, 2020 OTTAWA—The federal government is refusing to say how many ventilators Canada might need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, as Ontario and other provinces look to acqu...

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‘We could not have got a better deal’: New NAFTA means more work, more security, says expert

CBC News, January 28 ‘If someone says that we can improve it, I challenge them to quantify it,’ says Flavio Volpe The president of the association that represents Canadian automotive parts manufactu...

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After much back and forth, USMCA relief is here at last

Campbell Clark, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 This is the end of the lingering psychodrama over replacing NAFTA. The deal signed Tuesday isn’t a massive overhaul of the revamped North American trade de...

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U.S. reaches deal with Canada, Mexico on revised USMCA trade pact

Adrian Morrow, The Globe & Mail December 10, 2019 The United States has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to revise the new North American trade pact and satisfy demands from congressional Democrats, pa...

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Canadian industry leader calls reported U.S. move to pressure automakers ‘breathtakingly stupid’

By Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star Oct. 30, 2019 OTTAWA— The Canadian government is taking a wait-and-see approach to a report the Trump administration wants more power to tell automakers where to locate their p...