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Dawson To-Date

The 20th anniversary of the NAFTA has kept us very busy. Thanks to the great team at Dawson Strategic for keeping us on track during a hectic time. In support of the North American Vision report, I travelled to Mexico City, Tijuana, Washington, and San Diego.  Now that we have added two more papers on […]

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Did You Know?

Canada’s #1 cultural export is romance. Writing and published works are Canada’s most significant cultural exports, and Toronto-based Harlequin publishing and its famous romances lead the pack. The company publishes 110 titles per month in 34 languages, reaching 110 international markets across six continents! With half its books sold overseas and nearly 95% international sales, […]

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New Clients

  We are excited to begin a working relationship with our two newest clients: the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) and the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry. With nearly 1,500 active members across Canada, the DRC is a non-profit, membership-based organization serving the dispute resolution needs of the produce trade […]

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The Contraband Tobacco Trade

On March 4, 2014, the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC convened representatives from federal government departments on both sides of the border, media, think tanks, First Nations leaders, the business community and subject-matter experts for a panel discussion on the problem of cross-border smuggling and border vulnerabilities on tribal lands […]

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LNG exports from the West Coast: Canada’s new energy centre?

  British Columbia, second only to Alberta in natural gas production, is positioning itself to be at the heart of Canada’s efforts to develop and export shale gas reserves. This will require moving gas from the northeastern part of the province to facilities on the coast. Once there, the gas would be converted to liquefied […]

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Mexico: Getting ready for new business

  Recently, Dawson Strategic had the opportunity to visit Veracruz, Mexico. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, the city was once the gateway for the Spanish Conquistadors and the fall of the Aztec Empire. Nowadays, Veracruz is the most important maritime port in Mexico, and a modern multimodal transportation hub that offers new investment opportunities […]

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Dawson Makes Top 100 Canadian Foreign Policy Influencers List 2013

I was delighted and surprised to be added to the Hill Times list of the Top 100 people influencing Canadian foreign policy, 2014.  The list is compiled each year for their Spring Power & Influence issue.

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Canada’s Trade with Mexico: Why it Matters

  A new report  by Laura Dawson for the Canadian Council of Chief Executives  identifies a visa requirement for Mexican travelers as a major impediment to Canada-Mexico relations. The 2009 visa, put in place to combat bogus refugee claims, has seriously affected travel, investment and Canada’s reputation in Mexico. With Mexico poised to become the […]

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Is Mexico the New Norway?

On December 20, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law landmark energy reforms that will open up Mexico’s oil and gas sector to private investment.  Mexico has been closed-off to such investment since the sector was nationalized in 1938 and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has operated as a state-owned monopoly since that time.  Among […]

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The future is bright for Norway-Canada trade

Forecast growth rates for services trade and investment between Norway and Canada for 2013-2018 are expected to increase at a much higher rate than trade in goods according to a recent report by Dawson Strategic.  Despite a decline in Canada-Norway two-way trade in goods during the 2008 to 2012 period, services and investment provide opportunities […]

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