Trade talks with China – How Canada can weather the storm

Canada’s Ambassador to China tells CBC we are trying to persuade China to “behave in a more reasonable way” Canada faces a series of challenges with trade with China, as trade deals look to take shape. (AND $40 billion LNG project looks to start digging) Earlier in October, while the ink was still dry on Canada’s late night NAFTA deal (Now the USMCA), China’s Embassy in Ottawa blasted the controversial clause that requires the countries

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Business Travel Tip – Anywhere but Canada – Thanks to Government Interference

Canada’s economic and environmental strategies are FAILING…. and killing any Canadian competitiveness in the process. Liberals, listen to me… Your “environmental plan” isn’t working… it’s hurting oil and gas business, which you think it SHOULD because you want us “Off-The-Stuff”… but somehow you’ve also managed to start hurting RENEWABLE ENERGY players in Canada as well! Which… well… by your logic… and by anyone’s logic.. SHOULDN’T! Canadian governments have put their thumbs ALL-OVER-THE-SCALES through subsidies, plus

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Travel Tuesday – NAFTA Talks continue in Mexico

Travel Tuesday – NAFTA talk in Mexico City while Tariffs loom Round 7 of NAFTA negotiations took place in Mexico City on Monday, while the White House continued to threaten more tariffs. Oddly enough, it’s the US Republicans’ that have been the loudest voices to appeal to Trump’s better-business sense to end the tariffs. Trump’s not biting. Mexico wants a deal done, they have an election in July. The ‘presumtive’ leader is Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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Market Monday – Trump’s NAFTA Trap on Trudeau

Market Monday – Trump’s NAFTA Trap on Trudeau Should you be worried about NAFTA falling apart? I’ve said it before — I think Canada has a pretty solid team on the NAFTA negotiating table (Despite the look on Chrystia Freeland’s (“What-are-you-thinking!?”) face. That being said, there is a lot at stake, between Tariffs and the pending Trade “war”, and Canada is already feeling the pinch. The upcoming war on Steel and Aluminum may be stealing

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Oil Sands Saturday – Trump, Trudeau, and Tariffs!

Oil Sands Saturday – Trump, Trudeau, and Tariffs! Does the Canada Government HAVE a Plan to deal with Tariff strategy Rest assured the threat of Trump adding tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum was heard in the Oil patch, and I know companies were scrambling to do some quick math on what impact that would have on the nation’s oil industry — higher costs for pipelines, drilling equipment, you name it. A little open opinion

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