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Spotlight on Freeland

Heading into the first official round of NAFTA negotiations in Washington, Canada and Mexico have staked out terrain for the coming discussion, and are increasing outreach to stakeholders, looking to…

How I tried and failed to be Métis

By Melanie Paradis for The Globe and Mail. Click here to read the original. In my early 20s, I worked for the Métis Nation of Ontario. I became deeply invested in…

The Summer Just Got a Little Hotter

We have a date and a location. The first round of NAFTA negotiations will be held in Washington, D.C. from August 16-20. Also confirmed this week is the U.S. choice…

Supreme Court’s IP ruling encourages innovation

By Andre Albinati for Policy Options. Click here to read the original. As Canadians celebrate 150 years of our history, policy-makers have set their sights on the needs of the next 150,…

US NAFTA position: more than a tweak, less than do-over

Originally published in Policy Options Magazine. Click here to read the original. As promised, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a 17-page report Monday on Washington’s negotiating goals…

Storm Clouds on Steel

On April 20th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for the U.S. Department of Commerce to study how steel imports impact national security. With the initial report from…

From Macdonald to Mulroney: Transformative Conservative Leadership

By Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. From the founding of Canada under Sir John A. Macdonald to free trade under Brian Mulroney, Conservatives have provided Canada with…

100 Years of Suffrage: The Next Chapters

By Velma McColl and Kathleen Monk for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. The story of Canada’s first 150 years cannot be told without the voices of its women: Indigenous women…

Opposition leader the toughest job in politics

By Robin Sears for The Toronto Star. Click here to read the original. Since we abolished real gladiatorial contests, there is no tougher first day on the job than a nervous new…

Heard “Around the World”

Canada reset its foreign, defence and international assistance policies this week. In a Tuesday speech to the House of Commons, foreign minister Chrystia Freeland laid out a significant realignment in…