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Canada resists pressure to drop vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers

January 10, 2022

Industry group estimates 10 per cent of drivers could be affected

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing ahead with a vaccine mandate for international truckers, despite increasing pressure from critics who say it will exacerbate driver shortages and drive up the price of goods imported from the United States.

Merchandise trade volume declined in Q3 while trade values continued to rise

December 21, 2021

The volume of world merchandise trade fell 0.8% in the third quarter of 2021 after four consecutive quarters of strong expansion, as supply chain disruptions, shortages of production inputs and rising COVID-19 cases weighed on trade growth.

How Mexico plans to team up with Canada to combat U.S. auto irritant

December 18, 2021

A senior Mexican cabinet member says she's planning a multi-front effort against what she calls the biggest trade irritant in North America right now.

And she's hoping to team up with Canada.

Mexican Economy Secretary Tatiana Clouthier meets virtually today with Canada's Trade Minister Mary Ng as they campaign against a U.S. electric-vehicle tax credit.

Prime Minister announces reappointment in the senior ranks of the Public Service

December 6, 2021

December 3, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following reappointment in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

John Ossowski, currently President of the Canada Border Services Agency, is reappointed in this role, effective December 7, 2021.

Liberals to proceed with digital services tax on tech giants

November 29, 2021

Going ahead with a unilateral tax could risk further worsening the trade relationship between Canada and the United States

The Liberal government intends to proceed with plans to implement a digital services tax targeting tech giants, potentially within the coming weeks.