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5 Minutes for Business: Global Backlash: Is it Time to Rethink Our Approach to Trade?

26-07-2016

Every other week, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future. In this week’s edition, he looks at the numbers behind the rhetoric on trade. The overarching theme at last week’s Republican convention was one of anger at an economy that is supposedly “not working.” Donald Trump’s biggest applause even came when he slammed ...

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Investments in Canada’s Trade Infrastructure Are Necessary to Maintain Competitiveness in North America and Beyond

Ottawa, June 28, 2016—In a time of heightened international competition, Canada’s transport infrastructure requires significant investment to maintain its trade competitiveness in international markets – including the key U.S. and Mexican markets. Canada’s export-based economy relies upon efficient roads, ports, waterways, railways, airports and pipelines to move Canadian products and services. In a new report released today, The Infrastructure that Matters Most, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canada West Foundation make the case for the need to invest in trade-enabling infrastructure.

Posted on 28-06-2016

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5 Minutes for Business: Global Backlash: Is it Time to Rethink Our Approach to Trade? (July 26)

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