Scoffield: Politics Matters – Free trade, free speech and failed freedoms

Scoffield: Politics Matters – Free trade, free speech and failed freedoms
Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week
dragging aircraft-for-rent. On Monday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hired a plane to welcome MPs back to Ottawa for the fall session, pulling a giant banner that denounced Finance Minister Bill Morneau's tax proposals as too anti-business.

(Bloomberg) — North American trading partners are downplaying expectations for major progress from talks to update the free-trade agreement that resume in Ottawa on Saturday, even as the clock runs down on their goal of getting a quick deal. Talks to. The third round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement is set to kick off Friday.

Transport for London said the conduct of Uber, which has around 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in the British capital, had "demonstrated a lack of corporate responsibility," and the agency would not renew the company's license to operate. 0.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that the Trump administration doesn't want to "unnecessarily irritate" Congress on the path to a tax overhaul bill. "We need the votes there and as proven with health care, it is a very fragile margin," Ross says …

NAFTA talks in Canada could result in energy agreement with Mexico

OTTAWA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Despite Canada's threats to walk away from NAFTA talks if necessary, its limited success in diversifying exports leaves the nation too reliant on U.S. markets to play hardball, government insiders and trade experts say.

Canada seen unlikely to walk away from NAFTA

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland addresses reporters at the NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept.5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Panetta. Chris Hannay and MAYAZ ALAM. 8 hours ago September 22, 2017. Good morning,. . With the next round of NAFTA negotiations set to begin in Ottawa, U.S. President Donald Trump's commerce secretary says a new study proves the need for tougher rules on auto-parts imports in the continental trade agreement. Wilbur Ross, says a study …
Canada seen unlikely to walk away from NAFTA
Canada seen unlikely to walk away from NAFTA

OTTAWA – An agreement that would see Mexico sign on to a NAFTA clause governing oil exports may be one of the first significant products of the renegotiation talks this weekend in Ottawa. When NAFTA was originally signed 23 years ago, Mexico rejected. The United States has made a big fuss over using NAFTA talks to demand better labour standards in Mexico, but after two rounds of discussions, U.S. negotiators have still not presented any specifics about what they would like to see changed. A source

London ouster of Uber not justified: US commerce chief

Prince Harry, right, speaks to an athlete from the volleyball team from the United Kingdom during training in the lead-up to the Invictus Games, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. Highlights from the news file for

OTTAWA — The winner of the first week back from summer on Parliament Hill? A banner-dragging aircraft-for-rent. On Monday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hired one to welcome MPs back to Ottawa for the fall session, pulling a giant banner that

Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week
Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week

Under NAFTA, at least 62.5 per cent of a vehicle's content must be made in North America to qualify for duty-free access between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Jobs at Canadian automakers, like Ford Motor Company in Oakville, above, could be affected by. I wouldn't call the last few weeks in the Trump administration a respite, but, at least on the trade front, things have been quiet. No longer. The relative silence has been broken, and President Donald Trump's surrogates are back to saying really …

NAFTA talks in Canada could result in energy agreement with Mexico
NAFTA talks in Canada could result in energy agreement with Mexico
Flags from Canada, Mexico and the United States set up for the second round talks on Nafta in Mexico City this month. Credit Marco Ugarte/Associated Press.. WASHINGTON — President Trump has spent months pummeling the North American Free Trade

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