Trade Agreements

Brexit: 80 senior Labour figures tell Jeremy Corbyn party will 'never be forgiven' if it backs leaving single market

More than 80 senior Labour figures have fired off a warning to Jeremy Corbyn that leaving the EU single market could scupper his efforts to ease …

United Kingdom

Low Mexico Wages Are Nafta `Death Knell,' Two U.S. Lawmakers Say

Improving labor rights in Mexico must be a central issue in reaching a new North American trade deal or the U.S. Congress won’t approve it, two …

Business

Donald Trump sets up test for Malcolm Turnbull over China

China has responded furiously to the American effort to assert shipping rights near Chinese military bases, most recently when the missile destroyer …

Donald Trump

Brexit Countdown: Theresa May's EU clock is ticking down towards an October revolution

Theresa May won’t give us a deadline for concluding EU negotiations. But Brexit Countdown can.<p>High-level sources say any deal struck by the UK must …

United Kingdom

New NAFTA talks aim to clear pathway to toughest issues

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada aim to finish reworking less contentious chapters of the NAFTA trade deal with the United States in new talks beginning on Sunday, hoping to clear the path for a breakthrough on the toughest issues before upcoming elections.<p>In six months, negotiators have …

Business

After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexican president shelves plan to visit White House

Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.<p>Peña …

Politics

Donald Trump’s CPAC speech is a reminder that he’s not really in charge of his White House

He riles up crowds, but nothing he says actually matters or reflects administration policy.<p>Speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Friday, President Donald Trump announced a policy idea that at a normal time, from a normal president, would have …

Politics

Trump just gave his most freewheeling, wild speech in months

President Donald Trump on Friday returned to campaign-style rhetoric at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he delivering a speech reminiscent of some of his raucous rallies during the 2016 race.<p>Trump used the nearly hour and a half speech to tout the recently passed GOP tax law, …

U.S. Politics

President Trump's first year in office: The populist rhetoric and political reality

Like the campaign for Brexit, Donald Trump was elected by people disaffected by the political and economic elite and the perceived corruption of the …

Political Science

Trump Says U.S. Would Go Back in TPP for 'Much Better Deal'

President Donald Trump talks about the Trans Pacific Partnership deal and his relationship with China at a White House press conference. (Source: …

Donald Trump

Breakdown in NAFTA could hinder new tax reform law, Gov. Rick Snyder cautions

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he’s “concerned” about the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, warning that if there is a breakdown in free trade it could ultimately harm Republicans’ new tax reform law.<p>“If NAFTA were to fall apart, it would have huge negative …

U.S. Politics

What to expect from Canada’s federal budget

On Tuesday afternoon, Finance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to table his government’s third federal budget in the House of Commons.<p>The fiscal …

Canada

Nafta Negotiators Dig In for Long Haul

It’s looking increasingly likely Nafta talks will extend beyond a March target, meaning negotiators will have to deal with the added political …

Business

Foreign Officials See Bush and Obama in Trump

One of the perverse benefits of being a strategy wonk in Washington these days is getting to observe the anxious ally parade. Over the past year, …

Political Science

Australian prime minister delivers forceful defense of free trade

One day after meeting with President Trump, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered a forceful defense of the positive values of free-trade agreements and asserted that security and openness can coexist in free countries.<p>Turnbull’s forum was the winter meeting of the National Governors …

Politics

Classified report shows Brexit will hit Ireland worse than UK

News (Ireland)

Donald Trump’s top military commander plans US Marine deployment to Australia

The US will expand its operations in Darwin on a faster timetable than previously planned.

Military

RBC Chief Says Some Commercial Clients Are Anxious About Nafta

Uncertainty over ongoing Nafta negotiations is creating angst among Royal Bank of Canada’s business clients even as markets appear to shrug off the …

Business

Canada’s provinces promote free trade in Washington: some conditions apply

WASHINGTON — The premiers of Canada's two largest provinces came to Washington on Friday to sing the praises of free trade: lower prices, more jobs, …

Canada

Brexit Bulletin: May’s Deal Might Not Hold

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Theresa May shut her ministers away in the countryside, and it …

United Kingdom

Trump's loyalty to the NRA diminishes hopes for stronger gun control

When it comes to new gun restrictions in 21st century America, the smart bet is: not happening. President Donald Trump on Thursday dangled the …

Donald Trump

250,000 Michigan jobs may be gone forever, despite economic rebound

Judging by the past few years, Michigan's economy has come roaring back from the Great Recession. Unemployment has dropped dramatically, the state …

Business

Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK

The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability …

Horse Racing

Long read: Brexit impact on Welsh lamb could change a landscape and a nation

By Faisal Islam, Political Editor<p>Welsh lamb is one of the great British exports, known throughout the world, and an enduring symbol of a livelihood, …

United Kingdom

Ottawa’s go-slow approach comes at a cost

The Trudeau government’s third budget, to be delivered on Tuesday, is likely to be an uneventful affair.<p>And that’s worrisome.<p>The country is strong, …

Canada

Protests Over Gun Laws Raise Pressure on Trump, Lawmakers

Good morning. Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox. President Donald Trump, leading an emotional discussion with families touched by school gun violence on Wednesday, signaled support for a plan to arm teachers and coaches and also tighten background …

Donald Trump

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with U.S. governors, mayors

Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States in a trip aimed at building …

National Governors Association

After a successful convention NDPers should not rest on their laurels

Karl Nerenberg | February 23, 2018<br>Justin Trudeau's current troubles should remind NDPers how easy it is in politics to step right into a cow pie.<br>Read …

Canada

ICYMI: Canadian Corporation Uses NAFTA To Threaten Proposed Protection For Puget Sound

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C. --</b> This week, Cooke Aquaculture, a Canadian fish farm corporation, explicitly threatened to use the North American Free Trade …

Puget Sound

OPINION: Freeing the hostage grapes

<b>BY GORDON LAFORTUNE</b><p>If there is something that the current wine war between Alberta and British Columbia underlines, it is the tenuous access that …

Canada