USMCA

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USMCA will stunt potentially lifesaving innovation

Breakthrough medicines take an average of 10 to 15 years of research and development—and $2.6 billion—before reaching market.


6:42PM
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Congressional voting on USMCA underscores influence of interest groups
Recent study found that legislator votes coincided with the positions of their constituents only 65 per cent of the time.

8:53AM
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Canadian cheers over pending USMCA may be short-lived

Stronger enforcement of labour provisions will likely increase manufacturing costs in Mexico.


11:15AM
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Canada can’t escape Trump administration’s war on trade

The president slapped tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports during USMCA negotiations.


9:45AM
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Trump’s tariff tactics will end badly for U.S.—and Canada

Besides reducing their trade and investment linkages, foreign businesses may also reduce their reliance on the U.S. dollar.


11:44AM
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NAFTA renegotiations—a missed opportunity for Canada

Protections for domestic producers of transportation, broadcasting and commercial banking remain essentially untouched.


9:40AM
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The Democratic takeover of the House likely won’t affect U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports.


10:32AM
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New trade deal increases American sway over Canada

This is clearly an “America First” agreement.


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The new deal reportedly jettisons environmental obligations that were part of the last four U.S. trade deals.