International Trade

Handle with Care: Trudeau, Trump and the Canadian Public

As the initial volleys of a trade war are exchanged it is worth considering the potential consequences of Trudeau’s need to balance out maintaining...

Canadians Increasingly Believe NAFTA Benefits Canada [Angus Reid Institute]

As Canada is about to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, it is interesting that Canadians have become more positive about the role of...

International Trade Involvement is Net Positive but 1 in 4 have Protectionist Orientation

A recent Global Attitudes Survey 2016 by the Pew Research Center provides an interesting window into how Canadians see trade independent of specific agreements or specific...

A country of free-traders?

Trump's threat to cancel NAFTA and the series of negotiations that the threat spurred, has been one of the most important issues facing Canada....

Free Trade Benefits |

In the abstract, Canadians value free trade. A recent global Ipsos poll shows that Canada is the 8th most supportive of free trade of...

Trudeau’s China Trade Mission | A Skeptical 2015 Public

Even back in 2015, Canadians largely understood that China had surpassed the United States as a leading economic power. It is no surprise then...

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Coronavirus: Muted Rising Public Fear [Updated]

Fear is a powerful motivator. Maybe the most powerful. For a number of reasons, the Coronavirus (Covid-19)...

The Robots are Coming, the Robots are Coming

We are well down the path towards machine’s replacing human work. The robots are coming. In fact,...

Culture Change: Public Reactions to 20 Years of Change

A lot of culture change has occurred in the past 20 years. Last year, the Pew Research...

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