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Remarks: Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon at the 40th Washington Conference

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

During COA's 40th Washington Conference, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon discussed Canada's engagement in the Americas and regional economic integration, saying, "Protectionism is the single biggest threat to a thriving­­­ global economy, and free trade is the only viable alternative to protectionism." ... Read More

Time to Move on Canada-Colombia FTA

Thursday, December 3, 2009  |  The Hill Times

Executive Vice President of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives David Stewart-Patterson makes a case in The Hill Times for why the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement is important to the Canadian economy, Colombian citizens, and labor protection standards. ... Read More

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

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