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This research area covers rules governing trade between Canada and other countries or among Canadian provinces, the impact of trade restrictions or of their removal, and policy issues affecting the ability of Canadians to compete in world markets, including questions of international economic cooperation.

The Art of Breaking the Deal: What President Trump Can and Can’t Do About NAFTA
January 18, 2017 - Jon R. Johnson
Despite President Trump’s threats to “tear up” NAFTA, he cannot unilaterally withdraw the US from the deal, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Art of Breaking the Deal: What...
Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
November 29, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen, Jeremy Kronick and Ramya Muthukumaran
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Playing from Strength: Canada’s...
Investor-state Dispute Settlement in CETA: Is it the Gold Standard?
October 24, 2016 - Tony VanDuzer
CETA’s investment dispute provisions have become a lightning rod for critics of the trade pact within Europe, but in its current form, the CETA text represents a significant improvement from past...
Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
August 24, 2016 - James W. Coleman and Sarah Marie Jordaan
Canadian liquefied natural gas can lower global greenhouse gas emissions if it displaces dirtier sources of power abroad, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Clearing the Air: How...
Rights of Passage: The Economic Effects of Raising the DMT Threshold in Canada
June 23, 2016 - Christine McDaniel , Simon Schropp and Olim Latipov
Increasing the de minimis threshold (DMT) for imports in Canada would generate significant benefits for Canadians, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Rights of Passage: The Economic...
Better in than Out? Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 21, 2016 - Ali Dadkhah, Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to have a modest impact on Canada, according to ground breaking research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Better in than Out? Canada and the Trans-...
Daniel Schwanen - Canada Should Steel Itself for Concessions, find Common Ground in NAFTA (Part 2)
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen To: Concerned Canadians Date: May 7, 2018 Re: Canada Should Steel Itself for Concessions That Make Sense, Emphasize Common Ground in NAFTA Talks (Part 2) In my previous memo, I...
Daniel Schwanen - Canada Should Steel Itself for Concessions, find Common Ground in NAFTA (Part 1)
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen To: Concerned Canadians Date: May 7, 2018 Re: Canada should steel itself for concessions that make sense, emphasize common ground in NAFTA (Part 1) Canada and Mexico got another...
Robert Mysicka - New Brunswick Ruling was Unfortunate, but Inevitable
Intelligence Memos
From: Robert Mysicka To: Canadians Mourning the Supreme Court’s Beer Decision Re: New Brunswick Ruling was Unfortunate, but Inevitable Date: May 4, 2018 The recent Supreme Court ruling on Gérard...

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29 Nov 2017
Nov
29
  • Inside Access: Head on Collision: The Fate of Autos under NAFTA
Conference Call with Dennis DesRosiers, Jon Johnson, and Christopher Sands
Conference Call
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
13 Nov 2017
Nov
13
  • The Elephant and the Mouse: Reflections on the Canada-US Relationship
Annual Benefactors' Lecture and Dinner
Toronto, 100 Front Street West
Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
03 Oct 2017
Oct
03
  • Webinar: NAFTA
Webinar with Dan Ciuriak, Daniel Trefler and Christopher Sands
Webinar
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

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