A powerful Danish TV ad – All That We Share

Photo Credit: TV2 Denmark This Danish television station ad manages to be powerful and heartwarming all at once. Have a look and see how quickly the “us versus them” concept falls apart when people step out of their boxes (real and imagined). The message resonates. It is a strong reminder of how we are all connected,

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To get a softwood deal with Trump, Canada should take these 5 messages to Washington

Photo credit: iStock, BasSlabbers Donald Trump officially becomes U.S. president today, and will begin implementing his trade agenda. He comes to office touting his plans for “creating jobs and wealth for American workers.” Canada’s best hope in resolving the escalating softwood lumber dispute is to use this to our advantage. Canada has a very short window

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Border Democrats’ turn on NAFTA a reality check for Canada

As Canadian leaders and policy-makers gather insights to respond to recent political upheaval in the U.S., an interesting trade development below the border early in the new year has so far flown mostly under the radar. Embed from Getty Images   In January, a group of House Democrats who were part of the vocal anti-TPP

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How much change is coming from Washington on trade?

This is blog was originally published on Talking Trade from the Asian Trade Centre. Talking Trade is written by Dr. Deborah Elms, Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre, Singapore. In November 2016, she and Carlo Dade, Director of the Centre for Trade & Investment Policy at the Canada West Foundation, co-authored Plan B for Canadian Trade Policy

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Fun’s Over: Getting ready for Inauguration and a new U.S. administration

Less than two weeks until the U.S. election means less than three months until a new president is sworn in and a new administration is born. With Hillary Clinton well ahead in the polls, it is time to move past the schadenfreude of Trump sound bites and begin to prepare for what comes next. So,

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Ecofiscal panel: When are subsidies win-win for the environment and the economy?

Via the Ecofiscal Commission: On October 4th, the Ecofiscal Commission released its latest report, Course Correction: It’s Time to Rethink Canadian Biofuel Policies. The report finds that biofuel policies reduce GHG emissions but at a very high cost. It therefore recommends that the federal and provincial production subsidies for biofuels be terminated, as initially planned.

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