Tag Archives: trade

Cheese not on the table in Canada-U.K. trade talks as Britain seeks market access

OTTAWA — The British foreign secretary has often been mocked for her preoccupation with cheese. It started eight years ago when Liz Truss expressed outrage in a speech to her party’s annual conference.  “We import two thirds of our cheese,” she

Infant formula crisis another symptom of North American ‘managed trade,’ experts say

WASHINGTON — Another cargo jet laden with European infant formula will arrive Wednesday in the United States as the White House scrambles to ease a debilitating shortage — a response some fear could lead to even emptier shelves in Canada

Canada on ‘upward trajectory’ on NATO spending, modernizing Norad: defence minister

WASHINGTON — The federal government is on an "upward trajectory" when it comes to meeting NATO spending targets and modernizing Norad, but Defence Minister Anita Anand stopped well short Wednesday of committing Canada to any firm timelines.  Anand, who...

Alberta premier urges U.S. senators to convince Michigan to stop Line 5 shutdown

WASHINGTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney found mostly allies Tuesday as he brought his pro-pipeline pulpit to Capitol Hill, urging a largely Republican cadre of U.S. senators to get behind the idea of new cross-border energy conduits and to speak

Alberta premier visits U.S. capital to talk North American energy security

WASHINGTON — The Alberta government's all-out effort to become America's preferred provider of oil and gas will face a critical moment Tuesday as Premier Jason Kenney delivers his province's sales pitch to some of the most prominent members of the

White House, senators have ‘sympathy’ for Canada’s position on Line 5, says Wilkinson

WASHINGTON — White House officials, Capitol Hill lawmakers and the U.S. secretary of energy have all expressed "significant sympathy" for the plight of Canada's Line 5 pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Thursday after a day of...

Still ‘non-negotiable’: Canada’s natural resources minister redraws line on Line 5

WASHINGTON — Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is doubling down on Canada's assertion that the continuing operation of the Line 5 pipeline is "non-negotiable."  Wilkinson made the comments Friday in the House of Commons as Opposition MPs se...

Canada’s trade minister, U.S. ambassador vow closer trade ties, despite differences

WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of a volatile and unpredictable world, the Canada-U.S. trade relationship is healthy and only growing stronger, its two senior curators insisted Thursday during a rare joint appearance in Ottawa.  U.S. Trade Representat...

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to visit counterpart Mary Ng in Ottawa

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will travel north of the border next week to meet with her Canadian counterpart, Mary Ng.  Tai's office says the ambassador will hold two days of meetings May 5-6 with Ng, Canada's international trad...

Canadian manufacturers hope for exemptions from latest Buy American provisions

Canadian manufacturers are once again facing the risk of being hit by U.S. protectionism and the need to fight for crucial exemptions.  The challenge comes after the Biden administration announced new procurement guidanceMonday that requires the constr...