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Harper Brings Trade Talk to Oval Office and the Hill

Thursday, September 17, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Oval Office this week to talk security, trade, energy, and hockey. Ottawa's discomfort with "Buy American" provisions also caused Harper to make a rare trip to Capitol Hill, where he met with U.S. congressional leaders. ... Read More

Brazil, China Toast to Closer Ties

Tuesday, May 19, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

A Brazilian delegation headed to Beijing this week to sign over a dozen deals, including a $10 billion energy pact. In recent weeks, new trade figures show China surpassed the United States as Brazil's main trading partner. The two countries also began investigating whether to drop the dollar as their bilateral trading currency. ... 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