Canada and Saudi Arabia getting closer

Significant commercial deals have been signed

Canada and Saudi Arabia getting closerRIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Mar 10, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Is a new era of amity, cooperation and understanding between energy rich Canada and OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, in the all-important energy sector, in the cards? If the signs are to be believed, it seems very much in the making. Ottawa and Riyadh are getting closer…

Newfoundland’s departure from protectionism a positive development

The removal of barriers under CETA a unique opportunity to rejuvenate the province’s fishing industry

Newfoundland’s departure from protectionism a positive developmentHALIFAX, NS, Mar 7, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Newfoundland and Labrador announced recently that it would relinquish minimum processing requirements (MPR) on fish and seafood exports to Europe, clearing way for the province to reap the benefits of freer trade. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) comes into effect in 2014, reducing trade barriers…

Honduras forced into a race to the bottom

Corporate globalism all about profit and exploitation, not fair trade, human rights or labour rights

Honduras forced into a race to the bottomEditor’s Note: Mark Taliano was part of a Canadian Delegation, led by Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers, which went to Honduras to observe elections. The delegation also attended seminars and interviewed Hondurans throughout the country. Information in this article is based upon that visit and those interviews. Names have not been included, due to privacy…

Thank exports for any improvement in Canada’s economic performance in 2014

But the signs are definitely mixed

Thank exports for any improvement in Canada’s economic performance in 2014VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 3, 2014/ Troy Media/ - After a generally lacklustre 2013, what are the prospects for Canada’s economy in the coming year? As 2014 gets under way, the signs are mixed. In the plus column are accelerating U.S. economic growth, continued low interest rates, and the positive impact of the weaker Loonie on…

Europe’s recession hitting Alberta’s exports

Europe’s recession hitting Alberta’s exportsJanuary 15, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 15, 2013/ Troy Media/ - Last week, Statistics Canada reported that global exports from Alberta slid in November. While sales to the U.S. and Asian markets have been steady, exports to certain other markets have been falling - especially Europe. Prior to the global downturn, Alberta was finding some…
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