National Newswatch

International unions do delicate dance in age of Trump

Oct 18 2018 — John Ivison — A column last week made the mistake of saying that Leo Gerard, the Canadian-born international president of the United Steelworkers union attended a ceremony in the Oval Office last March with Donald Trump, where the president signed off on steel and aluminum tariffs. In fact, the pictures of Gerard shaking hands with Trump, and receiving […]

How Canada can trade with China without setting off the U.S. tripwire

Oct 10 2018 — John Ivison — Canada plans to diversify away from its trade dependence on the United States in the wake of recent local difficulties with President Donald Trump. In the summer cabinet shuffle, Jim Carr became the minister for the newly minted portfolio of “international trade diversification.” But those plans have hit a snag. Trump quite likes Canada being […]

Game-changing study suggests Liberal carbon tax plan would put more money in Canadians’ pockets

Sep 19 2018 — John Ivison — The study, which will be released next week, is by Canadians for Clean Prosperity, a non-partisan group led by Mark Cameron, ex-policy director to Stephen Harper. “Bring it on.” That was Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s response Wednesday to Justin Trudeau’s defence of the Liberal carbon tax and the Liberals’ willingness to fight the 2019 election […]