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  • Wednesday, September 27th 2017 - 06:18 UTC

    NAFTA: Trudeau predicts “tough days ahead” ahead for negotiators

    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau predicted some tough days ahead for negotiators and declined to say whether he thought the talks could meet the deadline.

    The top U.S. negotiator at talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact dismissed questions about why his team had so far failed to produce specific proposals on key issues, saying “I don’t see a problem.” Officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada are in Ottawa for the third of seven planned rounds of talks.

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan top officials including Maduro

     “Canada will not stand by silently as the government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said

    Canada will impose targeted sanctions against 40 Venezuelan senior officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, to punish them for “anti-democratic behavior,” the foreign ministry announced. Canada’s move, which followed a similar decision by the United States, came after months of protests against Maduro’s government in which at least 130 people have been killed.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2017 - 10:56 UTC

    Canada adopts resolute stance ahead of NAFTA renegotiation scheduled for Wednesday

    “Canada will uphold and preserve the elements in NAFTA that Canadians deem key to our national interest,” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said

    Canada signaled Monday that it would not give much, if any, ground on the benefits it provides to domestic industries when it joins the U.S. and Mexico to begin renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement this week. A key issue for the U.S. is getting Canada to stop policies that boost its dairy, poultry, and timber industries.

  • Friday, May 19th 2017 - 09:13 UTC

    Trump sets off renegotiation of Nafta in a divided Congress

    In a letter to congressional leaders U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration would start talks on the Nafta deal in as few as 90 days.

    The Donald Trump administration took the first step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, plunging into a battle that pits some Republicans and industry supporters of the pact against Democrats and some of the president's most ardent backers.

  • Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 08:20 UTC

    Canada and Pacific Alliance establish long term strategic partnership

    “Canada has supported the Pacific Alliance since its inception, as well as its collaborative approach to promoting trade and investment,” said Freeland.

    Canada became the first observer country to enter into a strategic partnership with the Pacific Alliance. Chrystia Freeland, minister of International trade and ministers of the four countries of the alliance—Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—signed a joint declaration today in Mexico City.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - 07:04 UTC

    Minister Hugo Swire: “The Commonwealth is no relic of the past”

    Hugo Swire with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully

    Minister of State Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP blogs on the importance of the Commonwealth following his visit to New Zealand and Canada.Sometimes the Commonwealth is seen as a relic of the past. I argue passionately that it is nothing of the sort. The test is always the same – would we invent the Commonwealth today? The answer is that we would. It is an important organisation for the present and the future.