An Illuminating (but Short) History of Canada-US Trade Relations

The threat of Mr. Trump ending the NAFTA negotiations, including the possibility of him sending a notice of US withdrawal from the treaty itself, prompts a brief but interesting review of US-Canada trade relations over the last 150 years. In may come as a surprise to learn that the US has only terminated one trade… Read More »

POST NAFTA WORLD

This op-ed piece by Lawrence L. Herman was published on-line in the Toronto Globe and Mail on 11 January 2018 and was in the print version the following day. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/the-post-nafta-world-is-starting-to-take-shape/article37572664/ Below is a copy of that article. Are we entering the post-NAFTA world? It certainly looks that way. The markets finally woke up to this Wednesday,… Read More »

Dealing with Dictators

Canada doesn’t need a US-style Magnitsky Act to deal with putative dictators like Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe or others. We could easily deal with Maduro or any situation involving the trampling of basic human rights and democratic principles with a few tweaks to the Special Economic Measures… Read More »