Canadian labor groups are calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to kill a proposed law allowing so-called target benefit pension plans amid a deepening outcry over his personal finances.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau choked back tears in Canada’s Parliament building after the death of the front-man for one of the country’s most iconic bands, The Tragically Hip.
Nafta talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet.
After laying out the Trump administration’s most aggressive Nafta demands to date, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle was asked on Sunday how things are progressing. “Fabulous,” he said, smiling and shrugging before entering a negotiating room once more.
The U.S. wants to include steel in Nafta’s tracing list and hike the share of a car that originates in America, moves that may increase costs and red tape for automakers, two officials familiar with negotiations said.
The leaders of Mexico and Canada presented a united front for trade talks with President Donald Trump, committing to continued trilateral negotiations after U.S. negotiators put forward a contentious proposal for a Nafta “sunset clause.”
U.S. negotiators on Wednesday presented a proposal for a so-called “sunset clause” that would see the North American Free Trade Agreement expire after five years unless the parties can agree to extend it, according to two people familiar with the talks.
The challenges of deciphering Donald Trump’s intentions for Nafta were on full display Wednesday in Washington.
President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put up a front of accommodation and cooperation at the White House that belies the alarms being raised by industry and farm groups over changes to Nafta being pushed by the U.S.
Negotiators from the U.S, Mexico and Canada are preparing to tackle the thorny issue of how much American content should be included in goods assembled on the continent, according to an agenda of talks on a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
President Donald Trump’s trade negotiators enter the latest round of Nafta talks under growing pressure inside their own country to step back from a confrontational stance that’s left the U.S. isolated at the negotiating table.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau played up the similarities between President Donald Trump’s policy objectives and his own, saying before a White House meeting Wednesday the two leaders always managed to find common ground.
Trade negotiators touted some progress on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement even as the U.S. decision to impose duties on Canadian-made jets inflamed tensions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.
Negotiators are set to focus on one of the most controversial topics in talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement -- the rules governing the source of inputs for manufactured goods -- as administration officials from the U.S. and Mexico arrive in Canada.
Talks toward reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement are progressing well, even though the U.S. hasn’t made detailed proposals in some of the most divisive areas, Canada’s chief negotiator said.
Canada’s chief Nafta negotiator is downplaying expectations for major breakthroughs in revising the 23-year-old trade agreement as the third round of talks begins in Ottawa.
North American trading partners are downplaying expectations for major progress from talks to update the free-trade agreement that resume in Ottawa on Saturday, even as the clock runs down on their goal of getting a quick deal.
The Canada-EU trade pact is kicking in after a series of delays, reducing an estimated 9,000 tariffs as leaders hail the deal as a boost for globalization at a time of political unrest.
The relationship between Nafta’s top three trade chiefs is so chummy they’re joking about starting a book club. Canada’s Chrystia Freeland playfully floated the notion in Newfoundland Tuesday while sidestepping a question over whether U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has ever personally repeated President Donald Trump’s threat to quit Nafta.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May asked U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in a court dispute between Boeing Co. and Canada’s Bombardier Inc. over state aid, her office said.
In Mexico City’s Nafta talks last week, few Canadians had a higher profile than Jerry Dias.
Trade negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico praised the work of their teams in the first weeks of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, sidestepping President Donald Trump’s threats to pull out of the deal.
Summer break is over for Justin Trudeau’s government. It never really started for his finance chief.
The latest Nafta talks are nearing conclusion without a major breakthrough or agreements on even the least-contentious topics, officials familiar with the negotiations say, fueling doubts among observers that a deal can be reached this year.
Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will start to tackle some of the tougher issues in the North American Free Trade Agreement as they discuss labor, dispute resolution and rules of origin for products at a negotiating session in Mexico City, according to two people familiar with the schedule.
Negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will focus on topics including e-commerce and investment as the second round of talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement get underway in Mexico City on Friday.
Leading the U.S. charge to cut the trade deficit is a group of trade chiefs who don’t take no for an answer. But check who’s showing up for Mexico and Canada.
The Canadians with the most to lose in Nafta negotiations have a message for Justin Trudeau: Don’t let Donald Trump blow the thing apart.
Free trade between Canada and Mexico is in part an accident of history: two nations, each the other’s afterthought, came together in their shared race to capitalize on the U.S. market.
Canada’s economy is booming, and that’s good news for Justin Trudeau. The question is whether it can last until the next election.
The merger of Alberta’s two main conservative parties creates a new political force in the heart of Canada’s oil patch that threatens to unseat Premier Rachel Notley and kill the province’s carbon tax.
Alberta’s two main conservative parties have voted to unite, creating a political heavyweight in the heart of Canada’s oil patch that is poised to unseat Premier Rachel Notley and push to kill the province’s carbon tax.
Negotiators will be hard-pressed to wrap up talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement anytime soon considering the Trump administration’s list of objectives for the deal, Canada’s envoy to the U.S. said.
President Donald Trump said the U.S. wants to reduce trade imbalances with Mexico and Canada and boost exports of everything from farm goods to financial services as it prepares to kick off talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Justin Trudeau should ditch hopes for a trade deal with China and pursue a post-Brexit pact with the U.K. instead, according to the Canadian prime minister’s chief rival.
The long-running trade dispute over softwood lumber may be nearing an end, with Canada indicating it wants to settle the issue with the U.S. before the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement begins later this year.
World leaders forged a fragile compromise at a summit in Germany that failed to conceal the reality that Donald Trump’s America is increasingly going its own way.
Donald Trump’s debut Group of 20 summit yielded a concluding statement covered with the U.S. president’s fingerprints. While the meeting was marred by clashes and vandalism in protests throughout Hamburg, inside the summit venue leaders largely avoided the incendiary – striking a deal on trade while agreeing to disagree on climate.
World leaders reached a compromise on trade at the Group of 20 summit as officials agreed to fight protectionism while tacitly recognizing U.S. President Donald Trump’s concerns about excess steel capacity and what he says are unfair trade practices.
At Donald Trump’s last global summit, climate policy was his wild card -- he threatened to quit the Paris Agreement while other leaders sought a united front on the environment.
Divisions between world leaders over the direction of global economic policy were blown open again on Friday as a Group of 20 summit quickly ran into headwinds over free trade.