The CCPA finds that the TPP will be a real pain for improving our trade imbalance, employment, the manufacturing and high-tech sectors, and will keep the Canadian economy resource-based.
The Canadian government is disputing a World Trade Organization decision in December that declared local content requirements in Ontario's Green Energy Act illegal under WTO non-discrimination rules.
Canada has notified the World Trade Organization that it will be appealing a December ruling against the local content rules in Ontario's Green Energy Act.
The CAW has just released a 20-minute video featuring none other than yours truly giving a short lecture about the economics of the proposed Canada-EU free trade agreement (a.k.a. CETA).
So long as the world trade system imposes no requirements for balance or mutual benefit, protectionism (official or unofficial) will always make sense for individual countries.
Last week, the Minister of Finance announced his aspiration to unilaterally eliminate Canada’s few remaining tariffs on imported machinery and equipment.