National Newswatch

Canada deploys ‘multi-pronged’ lobbying to counter Trump’s EPA cuts

Sep 21 2017 — Carl Meyer — Canada has deployed a “multi-pronged” lobbying strategy against the Trump administration’s budget over concerns that proposed U.S. cuts will put a “fundamental” component of the Trudeau government’s climate change plan in jeopardy, newly-released federal briefing documents show. The records from the director of the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada warn that Trump’s […]

Year-end deadline for new NAFTA looking impossible, trade experts say

Sep 21 2017 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — NAFTA negotiators appear to have adopted the lament of the White Rabbit: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." Battalions of negotiators for Canada, Mexico and the United States have been working at a breakneck pace trying to reach agreement on a revamped North American free trade pact by the end of the year […]

Trudeau meets world leaders, promotes Canada for Security Council seat

Sep 20 2017 — Alexander Panetta — NEW YORK — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found himself in a whirlwind, 10-meeting day in New York City on Wednesday as he prepared Canada's campaign for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. Trudeau had one-on-one meetings with seven world leaders, bumped into two former U.S. presidents, attended three public events at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum with activist Melinda Gates and joined […]

Bombardier looking beyond Tuesday’s duty decision as workers rally in Toronto

Sep 20 2017 — Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Even as scores of Bombardier workers in Toronto rallied in support of the company's battle with Boeing, the Montreal transportation company said it's looking beyond next week's U.S. Department of Commerce decision about preliminary duties against its CSeries aircraft. Boeing has accused the Montreal-based aerospace firm (TSX:BBD.B) of selling its CSeries passenger jets to American-based Delta […]

Canada won’t do business with Boeing while it’s ‘busy trying to sue us’: PM

Sep 19 2017 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the gloves Monday in his fight with Boeing, saying the government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. Trudeau's broadside represents the strongest Canadian rhetoric yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing […]

Canada won’t do business with Boeing while it’s ‘busy trying to sue us’: PM

Sep 18 2017 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the gloves Monday in his fight with Boeing, saying the government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. Trudeau's broadside represents the strongest Canadian rhetoric yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing […]

Justin Trudeau, Theresa May pledge cooperation on Boeing, post-Brexit trade deal

Sep 18 2017 — Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union, which comes into effect on Thursday, will form the basis for a swift transition to a post-Brexit trading relationship between Canada and the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his British counterpart, Theresa May, suggested Monday. Trudeau and May spoke to reporters after a late-morning meeting […]

Tory critic wants access to secret NAFTA texts

Sep 14 2017 — Carl Meyer — The Trudeau government is being urged to stop keeping the House of Commons in the dark about the confidential background documents it’s using to renegotiate NAFTA. Niagara West MP Dean Allison told National Observer he plans to raise the issue when the Commons returns next week. If people outside government who are involved in the […]

Northern Ireland enters fight to defend Bombardier in dispute with Boeing

Sep 14 2017 — Julien Arsenault , The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — The United Kingdom is allying itself with Canada in the fight to persuade U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing to abandon its complaint against Bombardier regarding the CSeries. Days after a phone call on the issue between British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump, politicians in Northern Ireland have taken up the cause. In […]