International Affairs

Canada has been a world leader of peace and advancement—recall peacekeeping forces, the Kyoto and the land mines treaties, and the Responsibility To Protect (R2P), among many others. Looking to the future, how do we restore Canada's good name and work with the nations of the world towards international peace, progress and security?

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Canadian Tax Policy and the Trump Agenda: Conference Call

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Many will say that our tax policy works well for Canada, with some tweaks always needed. It is balanced and internationally competitive. But our system could be rocked shortly by comparatively radical reductions in corporate and personal income tax rat …

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NAFTA needs Benefits for Everyone – Seccareccia

By Mario Seccareccia

When former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney negotiated and signed the original Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) in 1989, followed by then newly-elected Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s endorsement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) i …

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Trump’s Tax Plan and Ours – Bédard


By Mathieu Bédard

Time to reconsider the Canadian tax plan? A few months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to reduce the federal corporate tax rate in the United States from its current top rate of 35% down to 15%. While the president’s legislativ …

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Charting a new course on trade policy – Dias


By Jerry Dias

If there is one glimmer of good news from the last U.S. election it’s that a bright political spotlight has been shone on global trade policy – including in Canada. Trade agreements have long played a central role in Canada’s economic strategy. Trade a …

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Re-Thinking Canada’s Trade Relations – Miller

By Eric Miller

Navigating periods of change is always challenging. For governments faced with radical shifts in global economic and political arrangements, advancing the interests and prosperity of their people is all the more complex. While it is still early days, t …

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Corporate Income Tax & US Policy Changes – Christians

By Allison Christians

Canada is in the midst of a period of strengthening the health and sustainability of the corporate income tax. Internationally, there is a campaign underway to ensure that companies declare profits and pay taxes where they create value, rather than div …

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An Overview of the Upcoming NAFTA Negotiations: Conference Call

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An overview of the upcoming NAFTA negotiations with the Honorable Andrew Leslie, MP, Monique Smith, Professor Earl Fry with commentary by the Ambassador of Mexico to Canada Dionisio Pérez Jacome Friscione. Discussion was chaired by Sandra Pupatello, Ch …

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Legacy of Lester B. Pearson

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L to R: Dr. Richard M. Alway, Chairman, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; Sen. Landon Pearson; Patricia Pearson, Author; Hon. Andrew Leslie, MP, representing the Government of Canada. Table of Contents 1. The commemorative event on April 4 …

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Majority of extreme poor are female, OXFAM

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The majority of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls. Systematic gender discrimination is a major cause of poverty. Oxfam Canada believes that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights. Women today: •Make up two-t …

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