Aaron Brophy


Trump vs. his party: Spat spills into NAFTA

The ongoing conflict between the Republicans and their president is a major obstacle in an already delicate negotiation


Litigation looms in ongoing softwood lumber fight

With U.S. industry resistant to agreement, Canadian side prepares to fight in court


Trump says he’ll ‘probably’ terminate NAFTA

“Personally, I don’t think we can make a deal,” Trump says at rally in Phoenix – one week after NAFTA talks begin


NAFTA: Is Chapter 19 worth fighting for?

A key victory in the original NAFTA, Ottawa now must ask itself if the dispute resolution chapter is worth keeping


Canada could face tough NAFTA negotiation on key points, U.S. experts say

Canada’s demands for fewer Buy American rules for public contracts and freer movement of professionals may be a tough sell in the U.S.


Why Canada’s key NAFTA demands may be a tough sell in the U.S.

Former American trade officials see problems with two key asks: less ‘Buy American’ and freer movement for professionals


What Canada can expect from chief U.S. NAFTA negotiator John Melle

Melle’s worldview, according to friends, is that nobody’s a saint when it comes to free trade


Canada’s NAFTA demands

Here are ten things Canada is looking to get out of a refreshed trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico


Trump team de-escalates president’s rhetoric on North Korea

‘Have no concerns about this particular rhetoric over the last few days,’ says secretary of state. ‘Sleep well tonight.’


The Trump administration is ignoring Donald Trump

Recent presidential statements have been simply ignored, tuned out as meaningless noise by the federal apparatus Trump technically runs


New U.S. ambassador to Canada confirmed

Kelly Knight Craft breezes through confirmation by the U.S. Senate to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada


How D.C.’s ‘swamp’ people are turning on Donald Trump

Various creatures of Washington’s political marshes are threatening Trump’s presidency from multiple angles