Canada-Britain trade talks in final stages as tariff deadline looms
Would prevent tariffs on Canadian products from seafood to steaks and autos.
China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe: Xi
Promised to open China’s market wider but no initiatives to respond to complaints it improperly subsidizes and shields technology.
Spending restraints shouldn’t be jettisoned because of pandemic
Former budget watchdog says government should move away from spending to stimulate the economy as conditions improve.
Ottawa to keep Boeing Max grounded for now, despite US decision
Federal Transport Minister says Canada will impose different requirements than the US before it lifts the orders.
Canada could see COVID-19 vaccine as soon as January: Elliott
Health minister says 4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to be available between January and March, plus 2 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine.
Tory motion passes to demand government decision on Huawei, 5G
Motion says Canada needs to develop a robust plan to combat China’s growing foreign operations.
TC Energy says Keystone XL pipeline fits Biden agenda
Forging ahead with construction despite president-elect’s vow to rip up the presidential permit allowing it to cross the border.
Pandemic politics leave DC in gridlock as COVID-19 surges
Urgency of the nationwide surge in virus cases, spiking hospitalizations and deaths has hardly resonated in Washington.
Second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna almost 95% effective
But Canada is still months away from being able to distribute a vaccine as cases surpass 300,000.
Government contracts for US companies only: Biden
Buy American plan includes a specialized office within the White House to enforce and oversee measures.
Alberta facing ‘exponential growth’ of COVID-19 cases: top doctor
860 new cases on top of more than 2,000 cases announced over the weekend.
BioNTech scientist: Vaccine could halve virus transmission
Sahin says a high vaccination rate is “absolutely essential”before next autumn to ensure a return to normal life next winter.
What the end of the Trump era could mean for Canadian Conservatives
Challenge will be how to appeal to Trump-friendly supporters within their base, and those who abhor the ex-president.
China congratulates Biden, but few US policy changes seen
Widespread frustration with Beijing’s trade and human rights record and accusations of spying and technology theft.
Pandemic spending leaves Quebec with $15B deficit for fiscal 2020-2021
Economic update predicts $30 billion in deficit spending over three years to manage the effects of the pandemic.
USMCA makes working class Americans integral to future US trade policy
Biden will be focused on ensuring domestic investments, procurement efforts and tax policy generate benefits for those left behind by the global economy.
PM prods premiers to impose more stringent COVID-19 measures
Offers federal backing and not be deterred by the economic costs of shutting down businesses.
Biden moves forward without help from Trump’s intel team
The US president has not authorized the president-elect to lay eyes on the daily intelligence brief.
Senators set to question Freeland on rent relief, business aid bill
C-9 would extend the federal wage subsidy until next summer, cancelling a previously planned reduction.
Canada’s ‘caretaker convention’ a plan to contain an unbridled POTUS
Principle of restraint has been tempering Canada’s outgoing governments for nearly 150 years.
Trudeau expects trade deal with UK can be done before 2021
Says a deal should be relatively straightforward to manage even as the UK lurches toward its official exit from the EU.
Extra income for hard hit workers may not last post-pandemic: PM
Government is watching to see how things play out before deciding on its next move.
Trump likely ‘taking names’ on Biden congrats after Trudeau outreach
No ruling out that Trump could find a way to retaliate against Canada in his remaining time in the Oval Office.
Bidenomics: More stimulus, tougher regulation, and gridlock
Biden’s view of most economists: until the virus is controlled, the economy cannot fully recover.
Royal Canadian Navy takes on Lockheed Martin’s SPY-7 radar
Scalable, modular system will provide protection over the next 40 years.
GOP backs Trump as he fights election results, transition
The Electoral College to formally confirm Biden’s victory on Dec. 14, and the Democrat will be sworn into office Jan. 20.
FedDev Ontario provides $6M for Windsor-Essex manufacturers
Funding is also leveraging more than $22.4 million in additional investments in the region.
Canadians support COVID-19 curfew if pandemic severe: Poll
Respondents’ enthusiasm varied by age, with young people less disposed to the notion.
Federal government still working on investments in Fiat Chrysler, GM
Open to working with other automakers who submit plans to increase their footprints in Canad
Biden win bad news for Keystone XL, but new relationship with Canada
Better aligned with Canada’s federal stance on climate change, could make Canadian companies more competitive with their US peers.
Biden’s long to do list to include repairing damaged Canada-US ties
…but COVID-19 is his most pressing issue, something Canada can help with given his focus on following science.
Trudeau first leader to talk to US president-elect Joe Biden
They discussed COVID-19, climate change, fighting anti-Black racism and China’s detention of the two Michaels.