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To keep up globally, fix issues within

Guest post by Adriana Vega In a country that is so active in and dependent on global trade, it is curious to find that trade policy often fails to be proactive. Canada’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), for instance, often follows the logic that penalties will result from not joining and it is therefore […]

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Bush Scorecard a useful tool

North American competitiveness is a hot topic and to help you better understand North America’s place in the world, the George W. Bush Institute has launched a “North American Competitiveness Scorecard” to compare the competitive positions of the United States, Mexico, and Canada in the global economy. The Scorecard benchmarks North America’s performance in international rankings […]

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Time to COOL it?

Guest post by Mara Chadnick. The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner, and by and large, trade relations between the two countries have become increasingly open with time. Despite this strong relationship, Canada the United States continue to face areas of trade constraint and the resulting tension in our trading relationship. The softwood lumber […]

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Can the TPP jumpstart Doha?

Guest post by Jesse Shuster-Leibner. Years of negotiation came to a close recently as trade ministers from 12 pacific countries announced an agreement in principle on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This agreement represents a tremendous step forward in global trade regulation. It encompasses 40 percent of global GDP and intertwines the countries of a region […]

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