'Fundamentally failed': U.S. vows major overhaul as NAFTA talks formally begin

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U.S. President Donald Trump wants a major overhaul of the North American Trade Agreement to improve the deal that has “fundamentally failed” many Americans, U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said today as renegotiation talks formally kicked off in Washington.  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Canada united, America divided on NAFTA as negotiations begin

Polls show Canadians have few partisan divisions when it comes to free trade with the United States, but polarized politics south of the border could be a big complication.  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Trump again blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville violence

A combative U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., appearing to once again equate the actions of white More...

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Modest money: small sums obscure more than 40 per cent of federal political donations

Since the 2015 election, Canadians have donated nearly $75 million to the five political parties with seats in the House of Commons— but federal law makes it impossible to tell where more than 40 per cent of More...

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By admin On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Tip 1 of Freeland's Art of the Deal: Expect things to get messy

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expects the NAFTA negotiations set to begin Wednesday will ultimately have a happy ending, but getting there could be a little tense.  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Heritage minister orders CRTC to review decision lowering Canadian content for TV, film

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has asked Canada’s broadcast regulator to review its decision earlier this year allowing some Canadian broadcasters to cut spending on the creation of Canadian content.  More...

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By admin On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Canada's NAFTA goals include modernizing labour and environmental standards, Freeland says

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will seek to modernize North America’s 23-year-old trade deal to update its labour protections, ease the cross-border movements of professionals, cut More...

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By admin On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Why NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh might need thousands of new members to win

Jagmeet Singh has raised the most money and has the most endorsements. Yet a recent poll suggests he’s in last place in the NDP leadership race. How can that be?  More...

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By admin On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Voters demand politicians spend big during booms but won't buy austerity: Don Pittis

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking the fall for the province’s boom-and-bust economy. But taxpayers force politicians to spend, not save.  More...

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By admin On Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Parti Québécois wants to nix Safe Third Country Agreement amid asylum seeker boom

The leader of the Parti Québécois is calling for the suspension of the Safe Third Country agreement between Canada and the United States amid a surge of migrants showing up at illegal border crossings in Quebec.  More...