Unifor, automakers begin negotiations with COVID-19, economy in focus
On the lookout for attempts by manufacturers to use COVID-19 as an “excuse” going forward.
Trump claims serious trade negotiations with China to begin
Spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said he didn’t know what Trump was talking about.
Canada open to growing trade with China now USMCA is a done deal: PM
Trudeau says despite “reciprocal” clause in deal, Canada can do business with whom it pleases.
Freeland briefs PM on NAFTA, not returning to Washington immediately
Lead negotiator Steve Verheul and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the US, back in action on Sept. 14.
Trump’s bilateral deal idea a tough sell
Canada says no, insists the NAFTA pact must be a trilateral deal.
Canadian trade insiders say no change in strategy if Trump starts NAFTA pullout
Interests are best served by sticking it out rather than stomping off and augmenting presidential drama.
US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA
Round one wraps, next sessions in Mexico and Canada in September.
History points to protracted and tough Brexit negotiations
Past suggests that it will be the British who will have to make the bulk of the concessions.
Striking Bombardier rail workers headed back to bargaining table
Union says company will present an offer that could end strike.
CAW strikes at Wescast and Lear over job security and concessions
Union accuses parts makers of lack of commitment; and trying to force concessions
OPINION: Automakers are profitable, workers deserve to share the recovery
Will be bargaining for secure future investments and job security.
Consortium looking for wind and solar suppliers
More wind power part of Ontario’s green energy plan.…