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News Government Manufacturing General
February 17, 2020  

Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers he’s confident USMCA bill will pass Commons

The agreement is expected to become the law of the land about three months after Canada passes its implementation bill

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 6, 2020  

Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington

Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 3, 2020  

Climate activists disgusted over USMCA’s environmental shortfalls

Green groups lobbied US Democrats to insist on changes, including binding standards for emissions.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 31, 2020  

Debate to enact USMCA kicks off in House of Commons

The United States and Mexico have already ratified the agreement

News Government Manufacturing General
January 31, 2020  

Trump signs off on USMCA, shifts focus, pressure back to House

“The new NAFTA is a victory for all Canadians, of every political view, and in all regions of the country,” Deputy PM Freeland said, trying to stir up support for ratification

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 29, 2020  

Trump to sign USMCA bill into law, clearing way for Commons debate

…But it will still take several months before the new trade rules fully in place.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 28, 2020  

Pressure mounts on opposition to back speedy ratification of USMCA

Amendments would reopen negotiations with the US and Mexico, which would have to accept any changes.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 27, 2020  

Deputy prime minister asks Opposition not to delay new NAFTA deal

Freeland’s letter an effort to build on common ground as Liberals deal with their minority government status.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 24, 2020  

Facing minority Parliament, Trudeau tells MPs to play nice with opposition

The feds plan to move quickly to ratify USMCA, but the Bloc and NDP are voicing concerns

News Government Manufacturing General
January 23, 2020  

NDP wants exhaustive review of USMCA before ratification: Singh

Canadians were told USMCA was the best deal possible, but US Democrats made subsequent revisions.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 22, 2020  

Bloc wants to slow down USMCA ratification

Blanchet said the final deal does not provide the same protections for Quebec’s aluminum industry as it does for steel and Ontario’s auto-manufacturing sector.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 20, 2020  

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

Critics warn the deal with China leaves unresolved most of the toughest and most complicated issues dividing the world’s two biggest economies.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 16, 2020  

U.S. Senate approves USMCA [UPDATED]

The deal just needs Trump’s signature to be fully approved in the U.S.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 15, 2020  

Senate expects USMCA vote Jan. 16, clears decks for impeachment

Trudeau government will follow US approval to introduce implementation legislation of its own.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 20, 2019  

BREAKING: After impeachment, U.S. House bestows big trade victory on Trump

House approved a bill that puts in place terms of USMCA.