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Throne speech promises to close cross-border price gap

November 11, 2013

Wednesday’s budget-focused throne speech promised, among other things, to take steps to close the gap between prices for goods purchased in Canada as compared to the United States.

It's a message to cross-border shoppers that the government intends to do all it can to keep citizens' dollars in Canada…

Conservatives open door to free trade with EU after reaching cheese import deal

November 11, 2013

The Conservatives have reached a deal with the European Union over cheese imports that opens the door to a multi-billion free trade deal with the world’s largest economy.

Minister Clement Announces Tentative Agreement with Border Services Group

November 11, 2013

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, ...announced that the Government of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Border Services (FB) Group. This represents the last agreement in the Treasury Board’s current round of collective bargaining...

CETA's nice. But NAFTA is essential

November 11, 2013

…The North American free-trade agreement turns 20 on Jan. 1, making it a "senior citizen" among the dozens of bilateral and regional trade deals negotiated since. With age has come not-so-benign neglect. As a forum for trilateralism, NAFTA has practically slid off the radar, with proposals to modernize or expand the agreement on no government's formal agenda.

Canada-EU deal hits bump

November 11, 2013

Canada and the European Union are hoping the momentum of last week's free-trade announcement will carry over into a troublesome side agreement.

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