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NAFTA 2.0: Rhetoric vs. Reality Pt. 4

  November 17, 2017 By Noah Arshinoff The tone of negotiations has soured since the last instalment of this blog series. The NAFTA negotiations are now being dominated by talk of “poison pills” and a potential end to the agreement being nigh. The United States tabled a list of “poison pills” (positions so untenable there […]

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NAFTA 2.0: RHETORIC VS. REALITY PT. 2

  By Noah Arshinoff September 20, 2017 Sunset clauses, virtue signaling, warp speed and right-to-work. Since Round 2 of NAFTA 2.0 negotiations wrapped up, these words have been bandied about in press briefings, news articles and interviews. Needless to say, there remains an incessant amount of speculation and rhetoric about what’s happening at the bargaining […]

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NAFTA 2.0: Rhetoric vs. Reality Part 1

  By Noah Arshinoff August 31, 2017 There’s a lot of noise surrounding the NAFTA re-negotiations (or as Mexico and Canada like to frame it, the “modernization”). Through all the media, analysis, lobbying and politics, it is easy to get lost in the hype of it all. But what is most crucial as we head […]

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International Trade and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region

Can we improve the coordination of how trade agreements are negotiated to better support vital bi-national supply chains like those in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region? This is the key question addressed in an August 2017 Policy Options (the publication of the Institute for Research on Public Policy or IRPP) article by Mark Fisher, Jeffrey […]

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