This week’s gathering in Winnipeg of energy ministers from the US, Canada, and Mexico has received little media attention, coming as it does in a period of stock market volatility and economic uncertainty. Yet there are reasons to be optimistic about the meeting’s potential to stimulate North American cooperation on energy issues – in particular, with developing a continental strategy to combat climate change.
Slow and Steady Will Not Win the Race: Trade Negotiations, IP Protections and Canada’s Pharmaceutical IndustryFeb 10, 2016
China’s growing economy represents an opportunity for Canada to improve trade relations and benefit economically from a consistent partnership with China crafted through the creation of an economic agreement.
In order grow its economy, the Canadian government ought to take the low-risk, high reward option of focusing on trade and investment within NAFTA.
In this U.S. election year, it is important to shift the conversation to the importance of U.S. relations with Mexico and Canada. This editorial, by the former Canadian ambassador to the U.S., the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, believes that their governments should focus on advancing trilateral relations in the business sector and improve collaboration in the security conversation over illegal trafficking, extremism, and terrorism. The Wilson Center will launch an initiative this year to highlight the importance of North American co-operation and provide proposals for action.
Is this the climate change “game changer” that the world has been waiting for? An expert panel gathered to assess what was accomplished during the Paris climate talks, and what the agreement means moving forward.
Canada is about to show whether federalism facilitates or deters progress in climate governance, because the country’s highly decentralized system of energy development and environmental protection requires the individual provinces to act for the country to meet its national environmental goals.
Following the conclusion of the Paris climate talks Wilson Center Fellow Barry Rabe discusses American attitudes toward climate change.
Details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have raised many questions. Laura Dawson talks to Steve Paikin on The Agenda to discuss the meaning and impact of the long-awaited trade partnership.
Depending on the source, the TPP has been praised (or panned) as the best (or worst) trade agreement ever negotiated and is regarded as radically different (or nothing new). Which is it? Superlatives aside, there is something in the TPP for everyone—critics and fans alike. The following overview is a guide to what is and is not new in the TPP, and what is next for the United States as a potential TPP participant. It also provides a context for the more specific analyses provided by Wilson scholars Meg Lundsager, Shihoko Goto, and Christopher Wilson.