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NAFTA 2.0: RHETORIC VS. REALITY PT. 3

  October 10, 2017 By Noah Arshinoff and Samukele Ncube If round 3 of the NAFTA re-negotiation was trying to emulate the undeserved sleepy reputation of its host city (Ottawa), it succeeded. Most contentious issues remain in the realm of political speaking points and have yet to hit the reality of the negotiating table. Politicians […]

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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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