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BLOG | How western Canadian businesses can benefit from dramatic tariff reductions in the CPTPP

On May 22, the federal government tabled the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), taking the first step towards ratifying the multilateral trade deal. While it’s still unclear when the deal will get over the finish line, once it’s in effect, there are big opportunities for western Canadian businesses. The

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China Brief | Edition 1

      Edition 1: China-U.S. chest-thumping on trade, what it means for Canada’s soy, pork, peas and other products, and what Heritage Minister Joly came home with after her recent trip to China.  Quote of the week “The reality is, there’s no other country in the world where government-to-government relationships are so important to business opportunities.”

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Premiers’ summit supports push for freer internal trade

Western provinces appeared to fare well in the Premiers’ Summit held last week in Yukon.   Before the summit, premiers across the country spoke publicly about some of their goals for the summit. For the premiers of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, these included a deal on interprovincial trade and on energy infrastructure. The agreement

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The Confederation bargain explained (again)

Here are excerpts from a speech given by a western Canadian premier in Halifax on Oct. 25, 1976 – nearly four decades ago. The observations on the four western provinces are strikingly contemporary. Can you guess who the speaker is? (Hint: We reveal the answer at the end of this insert.) The four western provinces

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