International Trade

NAFTA versus Bilateral Trade

NAFTA may be too complex to save given the different economic, wage and social structures of Canada the United States and Mexico.  We might simply take the existing agreement and break it down into the sections dealing with each country’s trade, dividing it into six bilateral agreements.  Each of the three countries to make an agreement with the other two, following the same wording and intent from the relevant portions of the existing NAFTA agreement.  Then negotiate.

Regardless, the Trump Administration seems determined to rip up the NAFTA agreement and start a trade war based on their arbitrary tariffs on the Canadian softwood industry last spring,

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United States attacks Canadian Aviation Industry with 300% tarrif

The following is taken from a letter dated September 29, 2017, addressed to; The Most Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, as well as to several other Members of Parliament.

Trump-USA is trying to win with an end-run around NAFTA, using a sledge hammer for negotiations.  Being the little guy, we need to fight back with serious intent, rallying all Canadians to the cause.  A painting by Canadian iconic artist Greg Curnoe (with works in the National Gallery in Ottawa),

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Trump’s Arbitrary Trade Policies with Canada won’t change easily

The following is taken from a letter dated April 26, 2017, addressed to; The Most Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, as well as to several other Members of Parliament.

I am appalled the U.S. imposed a tariff on Canadian softwood timber, once again, and our response is to appeal the process that may take years for resolution.   A process the International Tribunal has acquitted us before, successfully each time.

The Trump Administration must view Canada as weak,

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