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Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal.


Patience must be exercised in NAFTA negotiations

As many of you know, Canada is in the midst of negotiations with the United States and Mexico to work on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These talks are going to be difficult and lengthy, but Canada continues to put forth a very strong position: to remain steadfast in securing a fair agreement to promote economic growth and to continue to defend the best interests of Canadians.


Canada’s Foreign Affairs Committee to Travel to Mexico and the United States

Committee to discuss Canada’s trade and foreign policy with U.S. and Mexican officials.


Premier Pallister Meets With North Dakota Governor Burgum To Discuss Shared Priorities: Trade, Water, Public Safety

Premier Brian Pallister and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and met today in Fargo to discuss the critical partnership between the United States and Canada as well as several shared interests and key issues facing both jurisdictions including trade, water and public safety.


NMPF Statement on Round 4 of NAFTA Negotiations

“We are pleased that U.S. trade negotiators have told Canada that its problematic dairy policies must be addressed in the negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)."


U.S. and Mexican Dairy Industries Make United Call for NAFTA to Protect and Enhance Free Dairy Trade, While Rejecting Canadian and EU Trade-Distorting Practices

The U.S. and Mexican dairy industries released a unified list of priorities today that includes modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to solidify their strong dairy market partnership, and addressing concerns about Canadian and European dairy policies.


NAFTA renegotiation an opportunity to remove perverse aspects

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), is calling on Canada to strengthen environmental protections and ensure our public healthcare system, water and other resources aren’t threatened in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation:


Elizabeth May calls on German Greens to reject CETA's investor-state provisions at AGM in Berlin, Germany

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), received a standing ovation following a speech at the Annual General Meeting of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Alliance 90/The Green Party) – also known as the German Greens – in Berlin on Saturday.


Dairy Groups Pledge to Work with Trump Administration on NAFTA Modernization

Two leading dairy groups said today they will work with the Trump Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to make sure it safeguards open trade with Mexico and confronts increasingly protectionist dairy policies by Canada.


Back from the grave - Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada's future trade relationships.


Bipartisan Congressional Letter Voices Support for Tackling of Canada’s Protectionist Dairy Practices

Adding to the groundswell of recognition that Canada's protectionist dairy policies are harmful to U.S. dairy exports, a bipartisan group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to insist that Canada comply with its dairy trade commitments, including those under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Ontario Chamber of Commerce Letter to Minister of International Trade

Today the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Network wrote a letter to the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Government of Canada to emphasize the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship moving into 2017 and beyond. International trade was a major focus of the 2016 presidential campaign.


Border Adjustment Tax

Businesses that export to the U.S. are at risk from a proposal in Congress known as the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), which would have the same effect as a 20% tariff on imported goods. The measure is part of the tax reform package championed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and supported by the Ways and Means Committee. U.S. Congress will likely introduce the bill in January of this year.


The Canadian Action Party and CETA

The Canadian Action Party congratulates and thanks the people and politicians of Walloon for putting a stop to the signing of CETA this week.


CETA negotiations grind to a halt – for good reason

The Green Party of Canada released the following statement following a breakdown of negotiations regarding the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA):

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