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International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is in New Zealand today to put Canada's signature on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. This is only the first step in formally ratifying the...

Today the U.S. Congress passed legislation that will fully repeal U.S. COOL rules on beef and pork. It is widely anticipated that the President’s signature will follow today or Monday. Canadian...

The U.S. Congress has drafted legislation that, if passed, will fully repeal U.S. COOL rules on beef and pork. This comes in response to Canadian and Mexican demands as part of a longstanding...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that Canada can retaliate against the U.S.’s discriminatory COOL rules by applying retaliatory surtaxes on $1,054 billion of U.S. exports to Canada....

Last night, the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador secured a convincing mandate from the people of the province, winning 31 of 40 seats in the province’s provincial election. In winning a...

On November 16, 2015, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger outlined his government’s agenda for the next session of the Manitoba legislature in the Speech from the Throne. 

In the last Throne...

A new Franchises Act was passed by the B.C. legislature on October 20, but has not yet been proclaimed. Government is now seeking input on a proposed regulation on disclosure until January 15,...

RCC Budget Perspective:

Faced with a continuing revenue shortfall due to low oil prices, Finance Minister Joe Ceci presented a 5-year economic plan in his first Provincial Budget...

This note will not go into election dynamics and results, which have been extensively covered elsewhere but will deal instead with the implications of the election outcome for retailers, followed...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was agreed to in principle by TPP negotiators in Atlanta this morning.

This historic agreement represents over 40% of the world’s economy. It includes 11...

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