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Each month I criticize the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on employment for using the “mysterious vanishing labor force” trick to keep the government’s official unemployment rate artificially low. 639 more words
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is the largest regional free trade deal concluded to date, creating a free trade area which encompasses 12 Pacific-rim countries and which accounts for 40% of global GDP. 2,431 more words
The apparent maturation of the Liberal party under Justin Trudeau on trade matters has been like watching a divorced couple remarry: such romantic do-overs warm the heart, but only succeed if the reunited pair does not fall back into the bad behaviour that caused the original split. 622 more words
Canadian-U.S. relations appeared to be in the deep freeze for years because of the strained relationship between Stephen Harper and Barack Obama.
Will it get even colder now, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in power and three very apparent faultlines? 552 more words