The dangerous rebirth of mercantilism

Donald Trump wants to make American great again. But his trade protectionism will hurt Americans and trade partners alike

The dangerous rebirth of mercantilism
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Donald Trump wants to make American great again. But his trade protectionism will hurt Americans and trade partners alike

Trade wars, food fights and a budget that ignores it all

Duties may look like attractive, simple mechanisms to protect domestic interests. But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs

Trade wars, food fights and a budget that ignores it all
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Duties may look like attractive, simple mechanisms to protect domestic interests. But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs

TPP2 death knell for supply management, and that’s a good thing

The new Trans-Pacific deal will boost agri-food industries. But it’s a nail in the coffin for Canada's protectionist supply-management sectors

TPP2 death knell for supply management, and that’s a good thing
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The new Trans-Pacific deal will boost agri-food industries. But it’s a nail in the coffin for Canada’s protectionist supply-management sectors

Days of supply management may finally be coming to an end

And if they are, Canadian consumers with have NAFTA 2.0 and Donald Trump to thank for the decrease in the price of dairy products

Days of supply management may finally be coming to an end
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And if they are, Canadian consumers with have NAFTA 2.0 and Donald Trump to thank for the decrease in the price of dairy products

This time, Canada must secure new softwood markets

Victory in the latest softwood lumber battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal

This time, Canada must secure new softwood markets
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CHRISTENSEN: Victory in the latest softwood lumber battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal

Supply management stands in defiance of fair trade

If Canada eliminated its supply management system and the U.S. opened up the softwood lumber industry, both countries would benefit economically

Supply management stands in defiance of fair trade
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TAUBE: If Canada eliminated its supply management system and the U.S. opened up the softwood lumber industry, both countries would benefit politically and economically

Fixed exchange rates an easy fix to Canada-U.S. trade relations

At the heart of Canada-U.S. trade problems is the wildly fluctuating Canadian dollar

Fixed exchange rates an easy fix to Canada-U.S. trade relations
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MCGARVEY: At the heart of Canada-U.S. trade problems is the wildly fluctuating Canadian dollar

Finding new markets will ease impact of U.S. protectionism

As Canada integrates more and more into the global economy, it will matter to us less and less that the United States withdraws

Finding new markets will ease impact of U.S. protectionism
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KUNIN: As Canada integrates more and more into the global economy, it will matter to us less and less that the United States withdraws

Canada looks to Europe for a winning trade recipe

In an increasingly protectionist world, finding trade partners for agricultural products is difficult, although the benefit can be huge

Canada looks to Europe for a winning trade recipe
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CHARLEBOIS: In an increasingly protectionist world, finding trade partners for agricultural products is difficult, although the benefit can be huge

Alberta brews a bitter batch of beer protectionism

By asking consumers to pay more for beer to support Alberta breweries, the government has ensured widespread economic hardship

Alberta brews a bitter batch of beer protectionism
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TERRAZZANO: By asking consumers to pay more for beer to support Alberta breweries, the government has ensured widespread economic hardship