Budget 2013 Stays the Course on Trade

Budget 2013 Stays the Course on Trade

By Stefania Bartucci Receiving this year’s budget, I felt like a kid at Christmas who was really hoping that Santa would pony up for a Nintendo Wii, and instead discovered some new socks and pajamas under the tree.  You know you need them, but socks and PJs won’t...
Dawson Strategic Submission on TPP

Dawson Strategic Submission on TPP

In our submission to DFAIT’s request for comments on Canada’s prospective membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we argue that the TPP is an opportunity for Canada to get a foot in the Asia-Pacific door. More importantly, Canada’s exclusion...
The Canadian curmudgeon who helped get Russia to the WTO

The Canadian curmudgeon who helped get Russia to the WTO

After eighteen years of preparation and near misses, Russia was finally admitted to the WTO on Friday, December 16.  Canadian trade expert, Bill Dymond, who passed away in November 2010, would have been very pleased indeed.  After retiring from a career as one of...