Main menu


Notes on the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement

Monday, August 17, 2009

Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the first visit by a Canadian premier to Panama by inking a trade deal with President Ricardo Martinelli. Writes Canadian Senator Pamela Wallin: "Washington’s diminishing interest in trade liberalization has served as an opportunity for Canada to pursue new markets and show world leadership on free trade." ... Read More

NACC Statement to Leaders in Advance of 2009 North American Leaders' Summit

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On August 9 and 10 Mexican President Felipe Calderón hosts the North American Leaders’ Summit in Guadalajara. Talks are expected to focus on economic recovery, trade, and security. The North American Competitiveness Council recommends solutions to policymakers’ concerns about security, protectionism, and climate change. ... Read More

Guadalajara Plays Host to North American Leaders

Thursday, August 6, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

The leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States met August 9 and 10 for the first North American Leader’s Summit since President Barack Obama took office. Trade, climate change, migration, and security dominated talks and leaders voiced their commitment to a resolution to the Honduran crisis. ... Read More

Remarks: Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty at the 2009 Santiago Conference

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Speaking at the 2009 Latin American Cities Conference in Santiago, Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty emphasized the importance of inter-American cooperation for economic recovery and said that the success of Ottowa's free trade agreement with Chile demonstrates Canada's increasing ties with the region. ... Read More

Remarks by Canada's Minister of Environment Jim Prentice at the 39th Washington Conference

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Canada’s Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice delivered remarks emphasizing the twin needs of reaching a multilateral climate change agreement while keeping an eye to warding off protectionism. In particular, he warned against “trade protectionism in the name of environmental protectionism.” ... Read More