News General
November 12, 2020  

Biden’s plea for co-operation confronts a polarized Congress

Polarization will make it harder for the parties to find common ground, bipartisanship will lean to deals in the middle.

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November 11, 2020  

Bidenomics: More stimulus, tougher regulation, and gridlock

Biden’s view of most economists: until the virus is controlled, the economy cannot fully recover.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 22, 2019  

Pence steps up pressure on Congress for USMCA trade deal

The vice-president linked the future prosperity of the US energy sector to approval this year of the agreement.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 28, 2019  

Liberals begin effort to get USMCA ratified in House of Commons

Freeland to brief the federal cabinet soon on plans to table the necessary ratification bill.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 26, 2019  

USMCA getting a boost from Trump, business groups

Some members of Congress call for changes and there’s a push to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico.

News General
February 14, 2019  

Congress nears votes to end border security brawl with Trump

It’s a proposal that doesn’t please elements on the right or the left.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 3, 2018  

Trump to kill old NAFTA to push Congress to approve USMCA

New agreement not popular with some Democrats and Republicans.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2018  

Canada wants ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal: Trudeau [UPDATED]

Won’t back down from demands, a position that has some US legislators bristling at what they consider a stalling tactic.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 17, 2018  

No NAFTA deal this week, no deal this year: Congress

Delay will see the ground change in Congress, Mexico and new variables.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 12, 2018  

Zuckerberg: Regulation ‘inevitable’ for social media firms

No consensus and few specifics about what that might look like – or even what the biggest problems are.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 18, 2017  

Canada heartened by new congressional research report on NAFTA

Research shows no clear path for Trump to reduce the US trade deficit with Mexico.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 20, 2017  

Ryan promises to overhaul US tax code this year despite hurdles

House speaker’s proposals include import tax that would impact Canadian manufacturers and exporters.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 27, 2017  

Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now

Satisfied Canadian and Mexican leaders agree to negotiate swiftly.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2017  

Companies decry Trump plan to eliminate Energy Star program

Letter to Trump says it should be strengthened, not weakened to encourage energy conservation.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 14, 2017  

Congress swings the BAT

The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.