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Barbados decides to lower applied tariff on cement: A good or bad thing?

Alicia Nicholls

Barbados’ Minister of Industry & Commerce, the Hon. Donville Inniss, recently announced that the country’s applied import tariff on hydraulic cement which stood at 60% would be lowered to as low as 5%. 1,058 more words

Honeymoon over for Liberal economic ministers

Having basked in the reflected glow of their leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for the past month, the newly minted Liberal government now must get down to work. 694 more words

Canadian Politics

Where has the vanishing labor force gone? Now we have a clue.


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


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Review Part I: The Investment Chapter

Alicia Nicholls

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


Crowley: Liberals should proceed with Conservatives' free trade initiatives

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


Trudeau, Obama work to downplay differences

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