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President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement during a ceremony in Buenos Aires, on the margins of the G-20 Leaders' Summit on November 30, 2018. Image: U.S. Department of State/Flickr
Gordon Laxer | The new agreement, USMCA, is subject to review every six years. When it dies, Canada and the U.S. will revert to an old agreement with an energy clause that would kneecap any future climate action.
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Sujata Dey | The old NAFTA gutted local economies by putting profit and free trade over people and the planet. Will the new agreement, which will likely be ratified in 2020, be any better?
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Justin Trudeau and Mike Pence. Photo: Prime Minister of Canada website.
Brent Patterson | It's time for a rebellion against the new NAFTA that puts the pedal to the metal on climate breakdown.
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Sujata Dey | As ratification processes clash, the Canadian government should not rubber-stamp this deal or accelerate it through Parliament. It should take the opportunity to push for progressive changes.
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President Trump delivers remarks with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the signing the USMCA trade agreement. Photo: Ron Przysucha/U.S. Department of State/Wikimedia Commons
Duncan Cameron | In a surreal Buenos Aires ceremony, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were photographed on either side of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Brent Patterson | Despite the spin, commentators argue that culture and media wasn't protected by the Trudeau government in NAFTA 2.0.
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Marie Aspiazu | Last week, Canada signed a rebranded NAFTA deal after months of suspense and secretive negotiations. But what does the deal mean for the internet? Here's the lowdown.
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NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, October 1992. Photo: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/Wikimedia Commons
Mel Watkins | With one trade agreement having failed us, some are arguing that we should diversify our trade beyond the U.S. market by signing on to more trade deals. But is that the wrong lesson?
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Chrystia Freeland speak with journalists following the conclusion of USMCA negotiations in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the precedent created by a concession granted in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.
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Genetically modified corn. Photo by Maggilautaro/ Wikimedia Commons.
Brent Patterson | The biotechnology industry is celebrating NAFTA 2.0 as a win for genetically engineered foods.
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Sophia Reuss | It was a busy week. We wasted no time in distilling the good, the bad, and the ugly in NAFTA 2.0; analyzing the outcome of the Quebec elections; looking at the latest Trans Mountain Pipeline updates.
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Brent Patterson | The transnational corporations that are driving climate chaos celebrate the new USMCA.