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'Too much British cheese'? U.K. PM Boris Johnson on trade, climate co-operation

May 31, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hopeful that Canada and the U.K. can conclude a permanent deal on how much British cheese can enter Canada, just one part of a comprehensive free-trade deal set to be negotiated this fall.

Thinking of buying a new couch? The price may have just quadrupled

May 31, 2021

On May 5, the federal government imposed tariffs of up to 295 per cent on imported upholstered furniture from Vietnam and China. With three furniture stores across Vancouver Island, Dodd says the impact on his business, which employs roughly 80 people, was almost immediate. He recalls a customer who came into one of his stores recently and tested out a recliner that was priced at $698.

Canada's cattle sector on guard as beef-labelling talk returns in the U.S.

May 28, 2021

In the annals of North American trade disputes, the fight over mandatory country-of-origin labelling on beef and pork probably deserves its own chapter.

When the U.S. wielded the rules early in the last decade, it cost Canadian producers dearly and was blamed for sharp declines in livestock exports south of the border.

New international shipping line sails into Port Saint John NB

May 27, 2021

The port of Saint John has a new international shipping line. The first vessel, the Liverpool Express, arrives from the Mediterranean on Thursday morning.

Court rules NEXUS cards can't be cancelled for minor rules infractions

May 26, 2021

A recent Federal Court decision could make it more difficult for Canadian government officials to cancel someone's NEXUS trusted-traveller card for a minor infraction.