Category Archives: News

Market diversification is Canada’s best defence in softwood dispute

Written on March 24, 2017 at 9:42 am, by

This week’s federal budget promised Ottawa is working “towards a new softwood lumber trade agreement that will be fair and helpful to consumers and businesses on both sides of the border (pdf).” However, the budget contains few measures directed at the industry in the likely event that a new agreement is not reached before the U.S.

WATCH: Conflict or Cooperation? Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump

Written on March 22, 2017 at 10:38 am, by

Via Latin American Research Centre: Conflict or Cooperation? Inter-American Relations in the Age of Trump Roundtable event on March 3, 2017 at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus. Carlo Dade, Director of the Trade & Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation, answers the question “What is the future of inter-American policy in the age

PODCAST | A new path for a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Written on March 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm, by

For the Canada West Foundation’s inaugural podcast, communications manager Jamie Gradon talks to Carlo Dade, Trade & Investment Centre director, about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the U.S.    

Alberta Budget 2017: Tough times mean saying ‘How’ not ‘No’ to innovation

Written on March 17, 2017 at 10:26 am, by

In tough times, private sector enterprises are forced to cut expenses, find efficiencies, streamline operations, innovate to develop new, more cost-effective ways of doing things. Every government should have the discipline to do the same. And frankly, that should be a constant effort. There is much to worry about if the royalty revenue forecasts in

Premier Wall’s trip to Iowa a smart move for Saskatchewan

Written on March 15, 2017 at 9:34 am, by

Canada’s close geographic proximity and long-standing preferential trading relationship with the U.S. can no longer be taken for granted. With the new U.S. administration’s “America First” trade agenda and its intention to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it is more crucial now than ever for both Ottawa and the provinces to advance

TPP11 Power Rankings: The players, and the possibilities, in a reborn TPP

Written on March 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm, by

The United States’ exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) supposedly killed the trade deal. Not quite. The epic trade agreement is far from dead, our analysis shows. And Canada stands to come out as a big winner in a reborn TPP. The United States, meanwhile, could wind up one of the biggest losers. If the remaining 11