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.
Bidenomics: More stimulus, tougher regulation, and gridlock
Biden’s view of most economists: until the virus is controlled, the economy cannot fully recover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump to kill old NAFTA to push Congress to approve USMCA
New agreement not popular with some Democrats and Republicans.
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.
No NAFTA deal this week, no deal this year: Congress
Delay will see the ground change in Congress, Mexico and new variables.
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.
Canada heartened by new congressional research report on NAFTA
Research shows no clear path for Trump to reduce the US trade deficit with Mexico.
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.
Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now
Satisfied Canadian and Mexican leaders agree to negotiate swiftly.
Companies decry Trump plan to eliminate Energy Star program
Letter to Trump says it should be strengthened, not weakened to encourage energy conservation.
Congress swings the BAT
The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.