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The Hill Update: Just over a year before next election, Trudeau shuffles his cabinet in preparation for political battles to come

July 18, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau undertook a major cabinet shuffle today, with an eye toward the political battles he will have to fight with the provincial and territorial government over the next year, and the big battle of the 2019 federal election looming. In the most significant change, Justin Trudeau tapped his longtime close friend and […]

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NAFTA Update: April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

NAFTA this week (March 27 – April 5, 2018) Formal negotiations on NAFTA in DC have been replaced by political/ministerial meetings. US TR Robert Lighthizer is holding one-on-one meetings with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts late this week hoping the 3 countries can agree to an “ agreement in principle” for a renewed NAFTA.  No […]

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NAFTA Update: January 30, 2018

February 20, 2018

Next Steps for CPTPP and NAFTA The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP): The Minister of International Trade, Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, issued a News Release about the CPTPP on January 29, highlighting its progress and linking to a page that answers Frequently Asked Questions and to sector specific fact sheets. These are available for the […]

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NAFTA Update: January 23, 2018

February 20, 2018

CPTPP and NAFTA in 2018 Canada and the ten other CPTPP countries concluded discussions on the agreement today, January 23. Since President Trump withdrew from the original TPP, its future was uncertain. Canada had expressed serious concerns about the agreement in November, citing the culture and automotive sectors. Now, CPTPP is moving forward, with all […]

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NAFTA Update: January 9, 2018

February 20, 2018

Negotiations Continue at the End of January After a long hiatus, NAFTA negotiations will officially resume with the sixth round from January 23 to 28 in Montreal. In between rounds, officials from the three countries gathered in Washington to learn more about each other’s priorities and to bring less-controversial chapters closer to completion. Overall, the […]

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