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Twenty years later, does NAFTA hurt Canada, but helps Mexico?

2014-11-23

By Alan M. Field

Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico was ultimately enacted in 1994, the trade agreement’s...

NAFTA’s formal dispute resolution mechanisms

2014-11-23

NAFTA has not only progressively eliminated tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in goods; it has also improved access for trade in services, established rules regarding foreign investment;...

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  • The impact of NAFTA on Canadian attitudes about trade agreements

    2014-11-23

    By Alan M. Field Among Canadians, long-standing negative views about NAFTA provide firm foundations for negative views about other trade and investments pacts, both bilateral and...

  • NAFTA’s impact on Mexico: The good, the bad and the ugly

    2014-11-23

    By Alan M. Field In 1992, independent U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot made opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the cornerstone of his national campaign,...

  • Canada’s energy market dependent on the U.S.

    2014-11-23

    By Keith Norbury Canada is almost entirely dependent on one customer, the United States, for its energy exports. Take crude oil, for example. In the second quarter of 2014, 95.7 per cent...

  • Beyond the Border: A review of Canada-U.S. joint programs designed to facilitate cross-border trade

    2014-11-23

    By Anita Payer Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, security at international borders has become increasingly stringent; yet in today’s technology-driven society, businesses that...

  • How I came to ride the Christmas Spirit of CP’s Holiday Train

    2014-11-23

    By Stephen Wray Over the past several years, I’ve made it an annual tradition to head over to the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport’s former CPR Beaconsfield Station to see the CPR...

  • CILTNA Vancouver conference underscores the need for new approaches to western Canadian resource development

    2014-11-23

    By R. Bruce Striegler “When it comes to transparency, I’ve been accused of being a lot of things, but not being open and honest isn’t one of them,” says Ian Anderson, President of...

  • Port congestion could spread up the U.S. west coast as new war of words erupts

    2014-11-23

    By Gavin van Marle The growing problem of port congestion on the U.S. west coast appears to be on the verge of spreading north to Tacoma and Seattle, sparking a new war of words between...

  • U.S. west coast ports heading for total shutdown as union ups industrial action

    2014-11-23

    By Gavin van Marle Go-slows at U.S. west coast ports have now spread to southern California, with up to 80 per cent of container handling capacity on the coast now in danger of being...

  • Sylvie Vachon, CEO of Montreal Port Authority, receives St. Lawrence Award

    2014-11-23

    Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of Port of Montreal, has been awarded the St. Lawrence Award by the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES). It was presented to her on October 28 at the...

  • Frac-sand producer Northern Frac Proppants II, LLC, opens new plant on CN’s Wisconsin rail network

    2014-11-23

    CN and Northern Frac Proppants II, LLC, celebrated the opening of Northern’s new state-of-the-art frac- sand production plant at Alma Center, Wis. CN now serves 13 frac-sand mines with more than...

  • Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards starts construction on initial production blocks for first NSPS vessel

    2014-11-23

    Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has started construction on two initial blocks for the first National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries...

  • Seaspan Shipyards completes repair on historic Tug, makes donation to SS Master Society

    2014-11-23

    Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards announced it has completed volunteer repair work on the Steam Tow Boat Master (SS Master) as part of its $50,000 donation to the SS Master Society. The...

  • Seaspan celebrates completion of Vancouver Shipyard’s $170-million modernization project

    2014-11-23

    Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards officially celebrated the completion of its two-year, $170-million Shipyard Modernization Project ahead of schedule and under-budget. Funded entirely by Seaspan,...

  • St. Lawrence Seaway and Unifor agree to binding arbitration and avoid strike

    2014-11-23

    The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that it agreed with UNIFOR on November 1 to refer certain important issues to binding arbitration. UNIFOR represents the...

  • First of CSL’s two Trillium class Great Lakes bulk carriers leave yard in China bound for Montreal

    2014-11-23

    Canada Steamship Lines’ next generation bulk carrier CSL Welland set out on November 5 on her maiden voyage from China to Canada, where she will serve as the latest addition to CSL’s...

  • CanEst officially opened

    2014-11-23

    By Brian Dunn The new CanEst Transit grain containerization terminal on the site of the former Elevator No. 3 at the Port of Montreal has been opened officially. The old grain elevator had...

  • Pace at the Seaway accelerating

    2014-11-23

    After a slow start to the shipping season, shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway rebounded strongly during the past three months as Prairie grain stockpiles were moved through the Seaway at an...

  • CMA CGM continues fleet energy optimization by retrofitting ten of its vessels’ bulbous bows

    2014-11-23

    CMA CGM Group will be retrofitting ten of its vessels’ bulbous bows in order to continue improving its fleet’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Bulbous bows are the underwater part...

  • CMA CGM Group acquires 7,000 latest generation reefer containers

    2014-11-23

    CMA CGM Group has acquired more than 7,000 of the latest generation 40’ High Cube Reefer containers including 6,000 low consumption engines. These temperature-controlled containers reduce fuel...

  • CMA CGM Elbe enters the CMA CGM fleet

    2014-11-23

    CMA CGM Group’s new container ship CMA CGM Elbe embarked on its maiden voyage on October 14 in Dalian (China). CMA CGM Elbe (9,400 TEUs) is the second of a series of 28 vessels from...

  • New era for reefer shipping when wider Panama Canal opens to bigger ships

    2014-11-23

    By Rainbow Nelson The battle for Latin America’s perishable cargo is set to move into a new phase with the opening of a widened Panama Canal next year, key speakers told delegates at...

  • DHL invests $2.1 million in new Edmonton facility

    2014-11-23

    DHL announced the opening of a new facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Representing an investment of $2.1 million, this new facility will help DHL Express meet the growing demands of...

  • Montreal’s Alexandra Pier and Iberville passenger terminal to be restored

    2014-11-23

    Marie-Claude Leroux, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, who oversees property services at Montreal Port Authority, provided details of the proposed restoration of the Port’s Alexandra Pier and...


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