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Oct 4, 2018
Journalist Paula Simons, named yesterday as a member of the Canadian Senate for Alberta (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).

Journalist Paula Simons named to Senate of Canada

David J. Climenhaga
Paula Simons, until recently a city columnist for the Edmonton Journal who had a deft ability to swiftly spin a literate and fervent crie de coeur, has been named to the Senate of Canada.
News
Oct 2, 2018
CAQ leader François Legault addresses supporters election night.  François Legault's official page/Facebook

Quebec's new premier is not a typical right-winger

Karl Nerenberg
Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault swept to power Monday with a convincing majority, leaving the two traditional provincial parties -- the PQ and Liberals -- shattered.
Blog
Oct 2, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a joint press conference. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead/ Wikimedia Commons

Did we really defeat Chapter 11 in NAFTA?

Brent Patterson
Although the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal phases out NAFTA's Chapter 11, analysis suggests transnational capital has other tricks up its sleeve to challenge the public interest.
Blog
Oct 2, 2018
Trade deal protest. Photo: Fee Plumley/Flickr

The good, the bad and the ugly in NAFTA 2.0

Sujata Dey
At midnight on Sunday, Canada and the U.S. agreed on a new NAFTA deal, now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly within the agreement.
Blog
Oct 1, 2018
U.S. NAFTA protest. Photo: Jim Winstead/Flickr

NAFTA 2.0 is no cause for celebration

Brent Patterson
Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.

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