Category Archives: NAFTA

Softwood Lumber Redux

Here is a comment of mine in the Globe & Mail, 27 April 2017, on the softwood lumber dispute between Canada (“Softwood Five”) and the US and why it just won’t go away. Softwood Lumber Redux

BC’s Non-Resident Home Purchase Taxes and International Trade

Comments have been made in some quarters about the recently-announced 15% tax imposed by the BC government on non-resident purchases of residential property to the effect the measure might offend Canada’s obligations under the NAFTA. These come as a surprise, since few would have thought that an internal measure like this would even remotely involve… Read More »