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Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda: NAFTA and Beyond
June 14, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak

Ottawa should press its progressive trade agenda, which is a response to the global rise of anti-globalization, with trading partners other than Washington, according to a new report by the C.D....

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-...

The Impact of Diplomatic Representation Abroad on Canada’s Exports
April 16, 2014 - Dan Ciuriak

“Government-to-government” relations, underpinned by high-level Canadian representation in foreign nations, such as an embassy, significantly boost the level of Canadian exports to those countries...

Speed Dating or Serious Courtship? Canada and Foreign State-Owned Enterprises
November 26, 2012 - Daniel Schwanen

If Canada wants to benefit from Asia’s long-term growth potential, there is no getting around the need to do business, carefully, with state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a report...

June 1, 2005 - Radek Sikorski
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...
Trump vs. Clinton on trade: Both are bad for Canada: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Canadians seem to have a warm and fuzzy feeling about the Democratic Party, aided by the obnoxious and vitriolic bombast of Donald Trump, disgracefully displayed during Monday night’s U.S....
Published in The Globe and Mail on June 30, 2015 By Christopher Ragan Christopher Ragan is an associate professor of economics at McGill University in Montreal and a research fellow at the C.D. Howe...

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