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

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.    

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

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

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

British Columbia Budget 2016: What it should have

British Columbia delivers its 2016 budget on February 16. As with any government, the overarching objectives are simple: to provide great public services, delivering value for every tax dollar spent; fostering an economic environment that encourages growth in high-quality jobs; and, maintaining the fiscal discipline to ensure future generations are not burdened with debt. The

This time, the West will see
a much different Trudeau

To paraphrase a prime minister on the night of his unexpected election victory in 1980, welcome to the 20-teens. The West woke up this morning to find that change-hungry voters have handed a solid majority to the Liberals. It includes almost every region of the country, except the four western provinces. A look at the

Dutch ruling draws courts into climate change debate

Canadians who are concerned about courts sticking their noses into public policy might raise an eyebrow after a recent ruling in the Netherlands, where the government was legally required to increase its efforts to curb climate change. In an unprecedented ruling, a sustainability organization – the Urgenda Foundation – and 900 citizens of the Netherlands