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Chaos in the White House

Increasingly isolated, angry and volatile due to ongoing investigations and key staff departures, President Donald Trump last week zig-zagged on gun control, publicly attacked his Attorney General and appeared ready…

The Great Divergence: North America’s Trade Policies

Written by Sarah Goldfeder for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Click here to read the original. Introduction The United States and Canada are operating from diametrically opposed playbooks on global…

The pathetic smallness of Canada’s political ‘lobsters’

Written by Geoff Norquay for iPolitics Magazine. Click here to read the original.  Back in the days when Derek Burney was Canada’s Ambassador to Washington, he used to tell a…

NAFTA ROUND 6: SHAPING A DEAL

After a week of focused trade activity, Round 6 of the NAFTA renegotiation wound up this past Monday in Montréal. Last week, the political leads met for bilateral discussions in…

NAFTA talks: thinking creatively on trade remedies

Written by Paul Moen for The Hill Times. Click here to read the original. Canada’s new case against the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a bold…

Mapping Uncertainty: What Happens if NAFTA Dies?

Since his election in late 2016, President Trump has made no secret of his willingness to withdraw the United States from NAFTA if his administration cannot obtain the changes to…

Growing Canada’s Future in China: It Takes Time to Get it Right

Written by Robin V. Sears for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. During the latter part of the 20th century, diplomacy with China was new, tentative and coloured…

Why Tax Reform is Politically Perilous

Written by Geoff Norquay for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Tax reform in any democracy cannot be separated from politics any more than the broader budget process…

Closure and Time Allocation: Striking a Balance in a 21st Century Parliament

Written by Yaroslav Baran for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Because Parliament’s function in a democracy is not only to pass legislation but to debate it, the…

Trump and Trade in an Increasingly Disparate World

By our Sarah Goldfeder for Policy Magazine. Click here to read the original. Since 1947, when the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was struck in the spirit of post-war…
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