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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que., in June, just after Canada announced it would retaliate against U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Photograph courtesy of Global Affairs Canada

Canada is a target, not collateral damage, in the U.S. trade war against China

Opinion|Wenran Jiang
The Trump administration simply has not put its money where its mouth is when it comes to treating Canada as an ally.
Opinion|David Wolfe
Canada’s challenge is that businesses have been slow to recognize the extent of the digital transformation, invest in software, and adopt new technologies.
Despite innovation-related initiatives that span generations, political parties, and governments, we’re still not getting a globally competitive return on our investment.
The federal government attributes issues with the new legal cannabis supply chain to local problems with distribution and retail.
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Minister Bill Blair talks about the federal government's goals for cannabis policy in 2019, draft regulations on edibles, privacy concerns, and expungement.
Opinion|Simon Somogyi
Legalization’s impact on our food system should be troubling to us all.
While today’s plant is a 'small image of its former self,' Conservative MP Erin O'Toole, who once worked at GM and whose father worked there for 30 years, said he expected the plant to survive. Conservative MP Colin Carrie, who also worked summers at GM, represents Oshawa, and Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who represents Whitby, talk about the aftershocks of 2,600 people losing their jobs in the region.
In the fight to implement Vanessa’s Law, it comes down to Big Pharma vs. the health of Canadians.
A year ago, I sounded a red alert about the Northwest Territories’ future. I’m happy to say the federal government has responded positively.
Given the U.S. president’s paranoid view of international dealings as commercial warfare, the new NAFTA deal reached this week was about as good an outcome as could be expected for Ottawa.
Allan Rewak, executive director of the Cannabis Canada Council, is urging the government to consider postponing the implementation of the cost-recovery fee for at least a year after legalization.
Fearing more Canadian tariffs against other countries, some steel users are hiring lobbyists for the first time.
Opinion|Gale Katchur
The collaborative cluster environment created by Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association 'helps support partnerships, drive innovation and can help unlock new trade relationships, while advancing green technologies.'
Opinion|Brian Masse
In 2016, the biggest trade driver between Canada and the U.S. was the auto industry. We cannot, nor should we, stand by and let it fail, or drift without goals.
It gives extraordinary protections for private investors, but fails to extend meaningful protections for workers.
Canada complains of ‘excessive fees,’ but bureaucrats on both sides of the Atlantic are downplaying the dispute.
Industry advocates say Ottawa is taking a new approach to innovation that is less sector-specific and more focused on outcomes, which the technology- and collaboration-hungry aerospace industry is prepared to work with.
The lack of business investment in productive resources is part of the decline of well-paying, secure jobs and decent middle-class incomes.
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