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Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, March 27, 2023. Economists and geopolitical experts say this week’s federal budget is confirmation that the Trudeau government sees the future of Canadian trade as relying more on allied countries, even if it is results in more expensive goods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa is going all in on ‘friendshoring.’ Here’s what that could mean.

Canada set to deepen economics ties with certain allies

 

Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland appears as a witness at a Senate committee on national finance in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Canada is banning the import of Russian steel and aluminum as part of its sanctions regime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada bans Russian steel, aluminum imports as Joly raises ‘regime change’ in Moscow

Joly said regime change is point of sanctions and pursuing accountability for alleged war crimes

 

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Mexico vows not to budge on US corn dispute

Mexico’s president vowed Tuesday not to back down in a dispute with…

 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes part in a joint statement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Von der Leyen says Canada should focus on exporting clean hydrogen to Europe as the continent shifts its fuel sources away from Russia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EU head says Canada should focus on exporting clean hydrogen ahead of Ontario visit

Ursula Von der Leyen’s visit focused on clean energy, trade and support for Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes part in a joint statement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Von der Leyen says Canada should focus on exporting clean hydrogen to Europe as the continent shifts its fuel sources away from Russia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu speaks during a luncheon in Montreal, Thursday, December 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada-China trade breaks record, as imports hit $100 billion

“Economic or trade flows (aren’t) affected very much by the political tensions”

Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu speaks during a luncheon in Montreal, Thursday, December 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man walks at an exhibition at the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, with a logo of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in the background. Canada’s trade with Russia plummeted in the first 10 months after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine a year ago, with Ottawa’s economic measures barring the export of everything from forklifts to barbers’ chairs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky

Canada’s trade with Russia has plummeted since its invasion of Ukraine

‘Ottawa’s unfriendly actions have significantly affected the dynamics of bilateral trade’

A man walks at an exhibition at the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, with a logo of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in the background. Canada’s trade with Russia plummeted in the first 10 months after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine a year ago, with Ottawa’s economic measures barring the export of everything from forklifts to barbers’ chairs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Dmitri Lovetsky
Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News

Trudeau government mum on Japan’s invitation to rejoin global timber treaty

Group works with countries to share conservation practice, promote sale of sustainable timber

Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News
She started the journey by trading the pinecone for a copper bracelet and hopes to end with a house to donate to the community (Stephanie Horman/Submitted)

From pinecone to home: Charity trade effort underway in Kelowna

A Kelowna woman is trying to trade until she gets a home to donate back to the community

She started the journey by trading the pinecone for a copper bracelet and hopes to end with a house to donate to the community (Stephanie Horman/Submitted)
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Anand and Economic Development Minister François-Philippe Champagne are headed to the U.S. capital tonight to remind lawmakers and military contractors about the economic virtues of collaborating with Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Defence, innovation ministers team up to sell D.C. on merits of working with Canada

Pair selling the idea that critical minerals industry makes it an ideal partner in defence

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Anand and Economic Development Minister François-Philippe Champagne are headed to the U.S. capital tonight to remind lawmakers and military contractors about the economic virtues of collaborating with Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Minister of Economic Development, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng, right, looks on as United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks during a joint news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. The United States is filing another formal dispute over what it considers Canada’s failure to live up to its trade obligations to American dairy farmers and producers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Milk shakeup: U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel in dairy battle with Canada

US wants to address the way Ottawa distributes its allotment of dairy tariff rate quotas

Minister of Economic Development, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng, right, looks on as United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks during a joint news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. The United States is filing another formal dispute over what it considers Canada’s failure to live up to its trade obligations to American dairy farmers and producers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Fresh cut lumber is pictured stacked at a mill along the Stave River in Maple Ridge, B.C. Thursday, April 25, 2019. Canada’s international trade minister says the United States appears to be pressing ahead with what she calls “unjustified” duties on softwood lumber imports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Disappointing’ that U.S. pressing ahead with duties on Canadian softwood lumber: Ng

Trade minister calls results of review disappointing on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border

Fresh cut lumber is pictured stacked at a mill along the Stave River in Maple Ridge, B.C. Thursday, April 25, 2019. Canada’s international trade minister says the United States appears to be pressing ahead with what she calls “unjustified” duties on softwood lumber imports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
United States President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listen to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak during a joint news conference at the North American Leaders Summit Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Nexus trusted-traveller program coming back, as ‘Three Amigos’ meetings wrap

System dealing with a backlog of between 220,000 and 240,000 applications

United States President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listen to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak during a joint news conference at the North American Leaders Summit Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Travellers wearing face masks with their luggage walk through the international flight departure terminal entrance gate at the capital airport in Beijing on Dec. 29, 2022. The Chinese government argues that moves by countries like Canada to require air passengers from China to get COVID-19 tests is unscientific, but business groups say the policy won’t impact trade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andy Wong

Business groups optimistic despite China’s pushback on air-travel test requirements

Starting Thursday, Canada will require air travellers from China to have a recent negative test

Travellers wearing face masks with their luggage walk through the international flight departure terminal entrance gate at the capital airport in Beijing on Dec. 29, 2022. The Chinese government argues that moves by countries like Canada to require air passengers from China to get COVID-19 tests is unscientific, but business groups say the policy won’t impact trade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andy Wong
Books are shown on a bookshelf in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.There will be no new books or plays added to the public domain in Canada until 2043 after the government squeezed in a change to copyright laws just before the end of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada extends copyright protection another 20 years to meet new trade obligation

Change brings Canada into compliance with commitment made under North American free trade deal

Books are shown on a bookshelf in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.There will be no new books or plays added to the public domain in Canada until 2043 after the government squeezed in a change to copyright laws just before the end of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm, left, and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, right, for a tour of a new pilot project for a blue smelting facility at the Rio Tinto plant, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Sorel, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada’s battery supply credibility jumps as multi-billion announcements keep coming

Canada ahead of everyone but China in annual global ranking of battery-producing countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm, left, and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, right, for a tour of a new pilot project for a blue smelting facility at the Rio Tinto plant, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Sorel, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra makes an announcement in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Supply Chain Task Force made 21 recommendations in its final report to Alghabra intended to address the delays and economic pressure that have plagued the supply chain over the last two and a half years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Urgent action needed as Canada’s supply chain nears breaking point: report

National Supply Chain Task Force says clearing ports, adding skilled labour key to clearing blocks

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra makes an announcement in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The National Supply Chain Task Force made 21 recommendations in its final report to Alghabra intended to address the delays and economic pressure that have plagued the supply chain over the last two and a half years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)

1st Ukraine grain ship for Horn of Africa reaches Djibouti

The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest…

Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)
Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge of “unwarranted and unfair” U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada formally initiates challenge of ‘unfair’ U.S. duties on softwood lumber

Feds file notice under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s dispute resolution system

Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge of “unwarranted and unfair” U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, center, and the chief of staff of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Fernado Romo, listen to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner during an event to sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marco Ugarte

Freeland shrugs off criticism in book, says Canada just responded to Trump bullying

‘When you’re threatened by a bully the answer is not to cave in’

Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, center, and the chief of staff of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Fernado Romo, listen to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner during an event to sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marco Ugarte
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question next to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a news conference in Montreal on Monday, August 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada, Germany sign deal to start hydrogen shipments by 2025

Pact sends message to Russia that its era as a global energy superpower is at risk

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question next to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a news conference in Montreal on Monday, August 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson