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May 15, 2017
By John Manley, as originally published in iPolitics. Regardless of their political orientation, most Canadians understand that trade – with the United States in particular – is a linchpin of our economy. They also recognize the risks inherent in Canada’s heavy dependence on the United States as the destination for almost three-quarters of our exports. That’s why the Asia-Pacific region is vital to Canada’s economic future. Led by the meteoric rise of China, the region’s growth is ...
November 3, 2016
As published in The Globe and Mail. With many around the globe questioning the benefits of trade, immigration and globalization, Canada is uniquely positioned to prove them wrong and rebuild our growth in a sustainable, inclusive way. We have many advantages – a highly educated population, strong research clusters, world-class post-secondary institutions, an open economy and society, stable government. More broadly and throughout the world, Canadians are seen as inclusive, welcoming and engaged in a world that is becoming insular. We ...
October 31, 2016
As appearing in The Globe and Mail. The delayed signing of CETA, Canada’s trade agreement with the European Union, should be seen as a triumph of bipartisanship in a world full of small-minded political sniping and nastiness. History will judge the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement as an important legacy of Stephen Harper’s term as prime minister. But it is also a landmark achievement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fearless Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The negotiations ...
August 29, 2016
Written by Don Lindsay, President & CEO of Teck Resources Limited. As originally appearing in the Financial Times. The upcoming G20 summit in China and week-long visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are shining a light on Canada and China’s economic ties at a pivotal time for both our countries. Recent negative economic headlines aside, China remains a key trading partner and Canada’s prosperity now – and in the years ahead – continues to be closely tied with theirs. But ...
June 23, 2016
As originally appearing in The Globe and Mail. John Manley is president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada. Doug Oberhelman is chairman of the Business Roundtable. Alejandro Ramirez Magana is chairman of the Consejo Mexicano de Negocios. Next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host the presidents of the United States and Mexico in Ottawa for the North American Leaders’ Summit. Although intended to be an annual get-together, the last time the heads of the three governments sat ...