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Some U.S. aluminum producers are again pushing for tariffs on Canada as others warn of 'great Canadian distraction'

June 18, 2020

Just weeks before Canada’s long-negotiated trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico is set to take effect, there’s mounting speculation that Washington is preparing to re-introduce tariffs on Canadian aluminum in what’s likely to cause a political uproar with serious economic fallout for the domestic industry.

World economy on track for worst recession in a century, OECD says

June 11, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has triggered the worst global recession in nearly a century — and the pain is not over yet, even if there is no second wave of infections, an international economic report warned Wednesday.

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended beyond June 21, sources say

June 11, 2020

The Canada-U.S. border closure to all non-essential traffic will be extended beyond the June 21 date set last month, sources tell CBC News. 

Sources with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed to CBC News that Canada and the United States are holding talks about extending the border restrictions but the agreement has yet to be signed.

Canada's economy shrank at 8% pace in the first three months of 2020, worst since 2009

May 31, 2020

Canada's economy shrank at an 8.2 per cent annual pace in the first three months of 2020, as an already weak economy in January and February was walloped by COVID-19 in March.

Business Resilience Service

May 27, 2020

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, through its Canadian Business Resilience Network, is collaborating with the Government of Canada and EY, with support from CPA Canada and Imagine Canada, to launch the Business Resilience Service (BRS).