The USMCA keeps Canada in America’s thrall

Opinion: The ’new NAFTA’ solves a serious crisis in the short term. But Canada made significant concessions—it was always going to have to—and that’s a big long-term problem
Jim Carr, Justin Trudeau

In the age of Trump, Canada triples down on the trade file

Canada now has three cabinet ministers working on the trade file. But history suggests escaping the U.S. economic orbit won’t be easy.
Francois-Philippe Champagne

François-Philippe Champagne has things to say

Canada’s trade minister talks (and talks) to Paul Wells about his globe-trotting efforts to promote Canada, and why it matters now

What Trudeau says his government has achieved in 2017 so far, annotated

From the politics of marijuana, to moving beyond talk on First Nations, big policy challenges remain
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

As the U.S. retreats on trade, China is quietly picking up the pieces

Canada has committed to diversifying its global trade portfolio. The key question now is how closely to align with China’s growing influence
A Hanjin Shipping Co ship is seen stranded outside the Port of Long Beach

Why looming trade troubles are bad news for Canada

International trade is slowing. Protectionism is on the rise. For a trade-dependent country like Canada, that spells big trouble.

The view from Wallonia and its backlash against CETA

On the ground in the capital city of Namur, Wallonians reflect on the region’s economic decline and why it blocked the CETA trade agreement with Canada

Maclean’s on the Hill: Wallonians relent, Adam Capay suffers

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A view of the ArcelorMittal high furnace of Seraing, near Liege

Surprised about Wallonia’s CETA stand? You don’t watch enough movies

Economic fears pervade the celebrated Dardennes brothers’ films set in the Belgian region of Wallonia
Jose Manuel Barroso, Stephen Harper

Is Canada-EU trade getting bogged down?

Controversy over certain provisions of the free-trade deal come as a "significant surprise" to Canada’s lead negotiator