Government, Business

Factories Lead Canada’s Fastest Economic Growth in Five Months

Factory Worker Getty Images

Canadian gross domestic product grew at the fastest pace in five months on a lift from manufacturing, while oil made an unexpected contribution as prices began to fall for Alberta crude.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Posts Trade Deficit With Declining Exports and Imports

Justin Trudeau in China Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressing the media in a prior trip to China. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Canada’s economy continued to show sluggish trade flows in September with both exports and imports recording back-to-back monthly drops. The statistics agency also revised away its previously reported surplus from August.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA’s Latest Deadline Day Comes and Goes Without Canada Deal

Containership docked in British Columbia A containership sits docked at a marine terminal in Surrey, British Columbia. No new trade deal between the U.S. and Canada was struck by a perceived deadline day Sept. 20, but talks continue. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

OTTAWA — NAFTA talks probably have missed the latest in a string of deadlines, leaving all eyes on the United States over what will happen next.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA Deal Unlikely This Week, Raising Tariff Fears

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Trade Representative office in Washington on Sept. 19. (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

NAFTA talks are picking up again, but a deal is unlikely to be reached this week, four people familiar with discussions said — increasing the odds the latest deadline will be missed amid President Donald Trump’s threat to freeze Canada out.

Josh Wingrove and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2018
Government, Business

US-Canada Trade Talks to Resume Sept. 5 After No Deal Reached

Chrystia Freeland Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks with the media as she arrives for trade talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative Aug. 31, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press)

U.S. negotiations with Canada on a trade deal will resume Sept. 5 after four days of intense negotiations in Washington ended without an agreement.

Bloomberg News
August 31, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Canadian Government Publishes Final Rule on GHG, Glider Kits

Installation of glider kit in a Peterbilt truck. A glider kit is installed in a Peterbilt truck. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

The Canadian office of Environment and Climate Change published a final rule on greenhouse gas regulations pertaining to heavy-duty trucks and engines in Part 2 of the Gazette on May 30.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Stresses Technology to Facilitate Cross-Border Freight

Garneau Garneau by Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

The movement of cargo offers vast possibilities for technological innovation, according to Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Logistics

Ontario Trucking Group Asks to be Considered for Immigrant Workforce Program

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The Ontario Trucking Association has asked to be included in a government program that allows immigrants who work in certain sectors to be considered for permanent resident status.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trudeau Dodged Steel Tariffs. Now He’s Trying to Save NAFTA

Mark J. Terrill/AP

Donald Trump is already taking up a lot of Justin Trudeau’s bandwidth. Steel tariffs sent it to another level.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2018
Government, Business

US Can Import Canadian Trucks That Follow Safety Standards, NHTSA Says

Canada, United States border dondothisathome/Flickr

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Jan. 2 in the Federal Register that Canadian-made vehicles that do not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards but adhere to comparable Canadian standards are eligible for importation into the United States.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2018