Growth came as sales in 11 of 21 industries climbed higher.
Household debt has been identified as key vulnerability.
Intense discussions continue but stalling over dispute settlement mechanism.
The Trudeau government’s Keystone Cop management of the pipeline file does not inspire confidence in Canada’s energy sector.
Doug Ford says he plans to stress the need to protect Ontario workers in the steel, automotive, and agricultural sectors.
Too early to claim that his policies have catapulted the industry to new heights.
Feels her questions about the Liberal government’s handling of the economy and trade were largely ignored.
Won’t be rushed into accepting a deal that’s not in Canada’s best interests.
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Productivity improving machinery, equipment and intellectual property investments are particularly weak.
Lead negotiator Steve Verheul and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the US, back in action on Sept. 14.
Bill Morneau consulting business, says he hadn’t ruled anything out.
He may not have a sophisticated understanding of international trade, but he understands numbers and politics.
Won’t accept an agreement that doesn’t meet the approval of dairy producers.
Includes provisions for binding dispute resolution and labour mobility enforcement.