Currents: Tourism, gateway options could help Churchill survive loss of port

– Photo credit: Ansgar Walk Churchill’s uncertain future—Part 2 When the Port of Churchill ceased operations on Aug. 8, it signaled the end of Canada’s Arctic shipping era. Now, the community must find a way to stay viable. The community of Churchill occupies a place of importance for Manitoba and for the North. There are opportunities

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Currents: Western trade with South America’s Common Market

FOURTH IN A SERIES ON WESTERN CANADIAN TRADE Last in our series on western Canada’s relationship with major trade blocs, we explore trade with Mercosur – the Common Market of the South. Canada has been engaged in exploratory trade discussions with this region since 2011. The South American trade bloc, created in 1991, is comprised

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Currents: NAFTA led to increased trade with partners

SECOND IN A SERIES ON WESTERN CANADIAN TRADE The last time a Clinton won the White House, the North American Free Trade Agreement was about to come into effect. NAFTA expanded Canada’s first ever trade deal with our largest partner, the U.S., to include Mexico. Fast forward to today, when another Clinton is in the

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Currents: Adding up costs of the Fort McMurray wildfire will take time

Wildfires continue to threaten Fort McMurray neighbourhoods on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (photograph by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta) Although it is much too early to say what the final economic costs of the Fort McMurray wildfire will be, it is certain it will be in the billions of dollars. Short-term costs, such as property loss

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