At a talk in Toronto, Mexican and Canadian ministers came together for the first time since Trump was elected to remind the world that updating NAFTA is a good thing, and that free trade isn’t going anywhere.
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No one under the bus: What we know about NAFTA re-negotiations so far

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At a talk in Toronto, Mexican and Canadian ministers came together for the first time since Trump was elected to remind the world that updating NAFTA is a good thing, and that free trade isn’t going anywhere. Catherine Tsalikis reports.
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Three things for Canada to consider as trade talks with China move forward

As Canada looks to increase ties with China and explore the possibility of a free trade agreement, Jennifer Ferreira lays out three things Canadians should keep in mind.
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On NAFTA, Canada and Mexico can work together

Not only does Canada do big business with Mexico, but any NAFTA re-negotiations may outlast Trump — two good reasons the two countries need to work together now more than ever, argues Christian Medina-Ramirez.
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The most important multilateral trade agreement you never heard of just came into effect

Don’t tell Donald Trump, but this week a major global trade deal came into effect — and the U.S. is part of it. Alejandro Reyes explains the new Trade Facilitation Agreement.

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On the frontline in Mosul

For Maclean's, Adnan Khan reports from inside the battle for Mosul that has been raging since last fall, as Iraqi forces try to take back territory held by ISIS. The offensive was "supposed to be an act of emancipation," Khan writes. Instead, civilians are finding themselves caught in the crossfire, "up against diminishing odds of survival."

Crisis in America's fields

Donald Trump's promise to deport millions and build a wall at the Mexican border could have many consequences, but what effect would it have on America's food system? "At least half of all farmworkers in the U.S. are undocumented Mexican immigrants," writes Brian Barth for Modern Farmer. These are jobs Americans would rather avoid — so who will pick up the slack if the president succeeds in his plans?

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Politics in the Pub, Canada-U.S. Trade: Change and Continuity

Feb. 28, 2017, Winnipeg
Featuring Karen Gerwitz, president of the World Trade Center​ in​ Denver​, Colorado.
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Media in the Age of Terrorism and Trump

March 1, 2017, Victoria
Mohamed Fahmy, multi-award winning Egyptian-Canadian author and journalist, will speak about the challenges of freedom of speech in an age of terrorism and Trump.
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Women, Violent Extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention; Dealing with Risk

March 6, 2017, Ottawa
A panel discussion on the complex role of women in the prevention of violent extremism, with a special focus on the role of the internet in amplifying this impact, and also in channelling the risks.

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