'Canada cannot risk losing market share to our competitors,' says CAFTA executive director Claire Citeau, after the U.K. and Japan recently concluded a new trade pact.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has maintained that the Brexit transition period won't be extended, which will end coverage of Canada-U.K. trade under CETA at the end of the year. Photograph courtesy of Pippa Fowles/No. 10 Downing Street
With Canada’s export competitors in the midst of trade negotiations with Britain, stakeholders are urging Canada to quickly finalize a transitional trade agreement with the U.K.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.