Pierre Trudeau called the original trade deal with the U.S. "a monstrous swindle." The new deal is that, plus a set of unnecessary capitulations to shut up Donald Trump on trade. It won't.
Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.
The North American Free Trade Agreement has harmed many. NAFTA 2.0 is unlikely to be any different.
The renegotiation of NAFTA is approaching a significant deadline on September 30. That's the date set out by Washington to deliver the text of a deal with or without Canada.
Trans Mountain Pipeline project reveals need for reckoning on Indigenous land rights, belated labour day reading, and NAFTA drama.
Trudeau spins a "red line" pushed by corporations as the will of Canadians.
No amount of public assurances from Chrystia Freeland about returning to the table with "good faith" negotiators are going to dispel the doubts that now surround Canada-U.S trade relations.
David J. Climenhaga
How hard is it to believe that Trudeau's team is prepared to give away the store for the privilege of staying in a rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement?
In rejigging NAFTA, Trump seems to have delivered on one of his main pledges, which no one anticipated.
The fight against climate change now names the need for system change. The same should be true for the fight against neoliberal trade policy.