Comeau ruling defies economic – and common – sense

A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers

Comeau ruling defies economic – and common – sense
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A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers

Shove EDC off taxpayers’ shoulders and into the private sector

Canada's export credit agency is good at what it does. But part of that is taking risks with taxpayers’ money. It's time for that to end

Shove EDC off taxpayers’ shoulders and into the private sector
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Canada’s export credit agency is good at what it does. But part of that is taking risks with taxpayers’ money. It’s time for that to end

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

Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Comeau case this week. The outcome has implications for all Canadians

Breaking down interprovincial trade barriers
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The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Comeau case this week. The outcome has implications for all Canadians

Lowering costs, not raising wages, key to helping low-income earners

Remove trade barriers, end supply management and reduce payroll taxes – don't hike minimum wages – if you really want to address income discrepancies in Canada

Lowering costs, not raising wages, key to helping low-income earners
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Remove trade barriers, end supply management and reduce payroll taxes – don’t hike minimum wages – if you really want to address income discrepancies in Canada

National free-trade opportunity poured down the drain

New deal between the provinces encourages protectionism and allows exemptions to free trade, most notably when it comes to alcohol

National free-trade opportunity poured down the drain
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DOUGHART: New deal between the provinces encourages protectionism and allows exemptions to free trade, most notably when it comes to alcohol

Canada needs a national policy to right our economic ship

Our trust-the-status-quo mindset is part of the problem. And our commitment to globalization must come with a Canada-first policy

Canada needs a national policy to right our economic ship
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MCGARVEY: Our trust-the-status-quo mindset is part of the problem. And our commitment to globalization must come with a Canada-first policy

Rachel Notley’s trade hypocrisy

It would be nice if the Alberta Premier could practice in Alberta what she preaches in Washington

Rachel Notley’s trade hypocrisy
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Cross-border beer and the case for in-Canada free trade

Free trade continues to be valued, as it was at Confederation, both for its economic benefits and its potential to promote Canadian unity

Cross-border beer and the case for in-Canada free trade
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LAVOIE: Free trade continues to be valued, as it was at Confederation, both for its economic benefits and its potential to promote Canadian unity