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Canadian cheers over pending USMCA may be short-lived

Author: Steven Globerman Stronger enforcement of labour provisions will likely increase manufacturing costs in Mexico. Read more about Canadian cheers over pending USMCA may be short-lived Tags:  USMCA labour reform canada us relation...

‘Mini Schengen’—moving toward freedom and markets

Author: Tanja Porčnik There’s no need to wait for EU membership to increase the level of freedom in these countries. Read more about ‘Mini Schengen’—moving toward freedom and markets Tags:  human freedom human freedom index pr...

Tax gap growing between Canada and the U.S.

Author: Livio Di Matteo Canada had an overall tax-to-GDP ratio of 33 per cent. Read more about Tax gap growing between Canada and the U.S. Tags:  canadian tax bill canadian tax system OECD GDP tax-to-GDP ratio tax revenues ...

Trump tariff threat highlights fundamental change in Canada-U.S. relations

Author: Steven Globerman U.S. officials say WTO rules disproportionately advantage other countries. Read more about Trump tariff threat highlights fundamental change in Canada-U.S. relations Tags:  tariff tax tariffs trade war us relat...

Throne speech ignores realities of federal finances

Authors: Jake FussTegan Hill The unemployment rate rose to 5.9 per cent, in the biggest one-month jump since the 2009 recession.Read more about Throne speech ignores realities of federal finances Tags:  federal government spending feder...