Dairy, lumber and NAFTA: Protectionism hurts consumers on both sides of the border

For more than 20 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has facilitated an expansion of trade in goods and services between Canada, the United States and Mexico. That expansion, the business built upon it and US$2 billion a day in trade between Canada and the U.S. are all potentially at some risk in

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Little political cost to TPP trade talks

In its talks to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, Canada is under pressure to remove trade barriers to the dairy industry. Some have questioned how big a political price the ruling federal Conservatives would pay for such concessions. The short answer is, not much. Data analysis suggests that only four ridings could be seriously

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