Aside from a dispute over Canada's supply-managed dairy sector, current North American trade disputes are about historic issues that weren't addressed in the new NAFTA, say analysts.
While the threat of having NAFTA ripped up is no longer a present danger, the North American trading relationship remains fraught with the typical irritants. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, middle, still has to handle the delicate relationship alongside U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia and photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
After a year with the new NAFTA in place, Canada has returned to stability in its North American trading relationship, but historic disputes continue, say analysts.
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Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.
Canada welcomed more than 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 341,000 permanent residents in 2019, and was able to admit more than 184,500 over the course of 2020 despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not having an ambassador to the Holy See sends a symbolic message, say former Canadian diplomats, but it may not make a practical difference compared to having the post represented by a chargé d'affaires.
Proposed changes to the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct include a mandatory one-year cooling-off period for lobbyists following political activities such as door-to-door canvassing during an election campaign.