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Indigenous women will be equal – someday

Written by Melanie Paradis for National Newswatch. Click here to read the original. Indigenous women will be equal in Canada, some day. That was the message out of Ottawa earlier…

Why tax reform is nearly always dangerous

Written by Geoff Norquay for National Newswatch. Click here to read the original. Tax reform is risky for any Canadian government.  When it targets personal or business income tax deductions,…

What to Watch for in NAFTA Round 5

Round 5 of the NAFTA renegotiation begins in Mexico City this Friday.  This round was supposed to be at the ministerial level, but has been scaled back to chief negotiators…

Managing the Federation: A Mixed Bag

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney likes to say that the two most important files on a PM’s…

“Full And Frank” Discussions

“Full And Frank” Discussions  “The participants had a full and frank discussion.”  That’s the time-honoured phrase used by diplomatic briefers required to characterize publicly what went on in a particularly…

Ottawa NAFTA Round: Still working on “bread and butter”

Advance billing for the third NAFTA negotiation this week was that following the preliminaries in Washington and Mexico City, the Ottawa Round would see the start of real bargaining.  Instead,…

The Neglected Crisis: Myanmar’s Rohingya

By Sarah Goldfeder for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Click here to read the original. The plight of the Rohingya is nothing new. In a country of 135 recognized ethnic…

NAFTA Round 2: Mexico City

In the run-up to last weekend’s second round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City, there were several important developments, as the principal players and key stakeholders sought to define their…

What a Difference a Decade Makes: Free Trade at 30

Written by Robin V. Sears for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Donald J. Trump’s disruptive ascension to the presidency of the United States has injected a new protectionism into…

Trade Remedies Under NAFTA: STILL TIME FOR CANADA TO PIVOT TO OFFENCE

Written by Paul Moen for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. While Canada has characterized the Chapter 19 dispute settlement provision of NAFTA as a bottom-line condition in…