Trade negotiator Steve Verheul says what actions Canada takes depends on what the US does.
Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.
Jobs should return as lockdowns end, but an unemployment rate of 7.7% by the end of 2021.
Businesses owned by women, racialized Canadians more likely to report drops in orders and clients.
Fiscal snapshot foresees a slow return to a new normal, with low economic growth to at least the end of 2021.
A continual flow of immigrants is essential for economic stability and growth.
Efforts to revive the economy are redrawing the lines between who will prosper, who will suffer and who will die.
First public assessment of the economic and financial situation since the pandemic started will include figures for a potential deficit.
Purchasing managers’ index registered 47.8, up from 40.6 in May.
Contracted to $677 million in May compared with $4.3 billion in April.
USTR has named 10 people to its roster of arbitrators under the agreement’s dispute-settlement mechanism.
Obrador says the trade agreement provide greater certainty to the three countries in their commercial relationships.
More than a NAFTA update, risk of running afoul of the deal’s new rules or leave money and new prosperity on the table.
Manufacturing was down 22.5% with many factories either shuttered or operating at greatly reduced capacity.
Kenney says the investments will be for roads, health care, schools and in other areas.