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Foreign minister reaffirms Canada's support for Israel

(blog) (blog)Canada “stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in her first major public statement on the Middle East. Addressing the...

Rights groups and opposition urge Liberals to help those fleeing anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya

While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement earlier in April calling on Russia to investigate reports of human rights abuses in its...

Chrystia Freeland: Israel's Security At Core Of Canada's Middle East Strategy

OTTAWA — Ensuring the security of Israel is a core component of Canada's Middle East strategy, including the fight against the militants of the Islamic...

Chrystia Freeland set for trade talks with China in 2017

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is tentatively booked to begin talks with China in February as the two countries explore a free trade...

From Chrystia Freeland To Maryam Monsef, Pundits Weigh In On ...

A panel of former political strategists has singled out International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland as one of the top performing Liberal cabinet ministers last ...and more »...

On Softwood, Canada, U.S. 'Far Apart' On Several Issues: Chief Negotiator

The Conservatives proposed a motion to the committee Thursday that sought to call on International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland to establish a roundtable consisting of...

EU members unsure how to apply CETA, 2 months from signing ...

The signing ceremony for Canada's trade deal with the European Union may be planned for October in Brussels, but don't book a non-refundable ticket just...

CANADIAN ONLINE PHARMACY

- Cialis Order By TelephoneTuscola Today (subscription)Photo: Chrystia Freeland, Liberal candidate in the Toronto Centre byelection, campaigns on Church Street, helped by party leader...

Ottawa seeks to attract Chinese workers

Mr. Trudeau has charged International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland with expanding Canada's economic relationship with China. Accordingly, the Liberals are trying to pry open the...

President Obama Is Right: The World Needs More Canada

The Liberals had run on a platform that included stakeholder consultation, deficits to improve city infrastructure, increasing trade and investment agreements, and a new openness...

Free trade foes unfairly criticized

Good for columnist Linda McQuaig for pointing out the Machiavellian ways that defenders of free trade deals have discredited reasonable opposition to them. Opponents like...

Canada Sees an Opportunity to Boost Its Trade Ties With Latin America

In late June, the Canadian government announced the lifting of visa requirements for Mexican visitors starting Dec. 1, one of several measures that Prime Minister...

Opinion: In Ukraine, Justin Trudeau showed he gets it

Fittingly, Trudeau also directed attention to today's Ukraine. The Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement was signed by minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, confirming our...

For Chrystia Freeland, work-life balance is its own form of diplomacy

In a federal cabinet full of high-achieving women, Ms. Freeland, 48, stands out. A former journalist and author, she speaks a number of languages, is...

Brexit threatens 'fine balance' of Canada EU trade deal: former trade minister

Financial Post (subscription)Former Conservative trade minister Ed Fast also tells The Canadian Press he thinks Liberal Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is being overly optimistic that...

Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada to 'press ahead' with CETA talks

OTTAWA — International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland will meet with Canada's key European counterparts in the coming days to discuss the “next steps” for pushing...

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

FREELAND SAYS BRITAIN SUPPORTS EU TRADE DEAL: International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Britain has assured Canada it will push for speedy ratification of its...

In Warsaw, Trudeau to stress Canada's NATO support beyond numbers

(subscription) (subscription)International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland will join the prime minister on Sunday when the Canadian delegation heads to Ukraine for two days of...

Despite Brexit vote, key EU powers vow to ratify CETA deal

Toronto StarEurope's main powers have assured the federal government that the Canada-Europe free-trade treaty will be ratified, despite uncertainty about the role that national parliaments...

The Three Amigos push back against protectionist rhetoric

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (centre), Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto(left) and U.S. President Barack Obama(right) take part in a family photo at the North American...

Three Amigos ride into the income gap: Delacourt

Trudeau, we'll remember, went out and found himself an income-inequality expert of sorts, Chrystia Freeland, to run for the Liberals a few years ago in...

Liberal trade policy will require rethink…

(subscription)That task now falls to International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, who must redesign the Canadian government's approach to trade. In a statement June 24,...

Three Amigos talks: Canada pushing Mexico to fully reopen beef market

The signs of a potential tit-for-tat arrangement between the two countries have been building. Mexico is eager to see the Liberals fulfil their election promise...

Chris Moise elected new Toronto Centre-Rosedale trustee

Chris Moise has been elected to the Toronto District School Board, representing Toronto Centre-Rosedale. His election fills the vacant seat of veteran trustee Sheila Ward,...

Details coming on TPP financial services

"Following this initial 100 days of intensive engagement, the United States and Canada have made significant advances in exploring the key issues and priorities," said...

Canada set to announce elimination of entrance visas for all Mexicans

Canada will announce the elimination of entrance visas for Mexicans at the end of the month, during President Enrique Peña Nieto visit to the country,...

Please Advise! Does Hating Free Trade Put Me on the Trump Team?

One of the most brilliant political ads of the campaign was a Liberal spot showing U.S. NAFTA negotiators taking issue with one particular line. "It's...

QP Wednesday: Now we're following Sweden?

(subscription) (subscription)Standing in for Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, parliamentary secretary David Lametti answered in French that the agreement remained a priority for the government...

@Kady's Watchlist for June 15 – Let the intraparliamentary legislative ping pong match begin! (Maybe.)

Before they do, however, the Commons is set to hold a final third reading vote on Liberal MP Mauril Belanger's proposal to update the lyrics...

No Canada

(blog)I have written before of the collective foolishness of a presumably educated nation installing a majority Liberal government to manage its affairs despite the...

Canadian envoys urged to step up human rights reporting

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna also addressed the diplomats, who will hear from International Development...

Envoys told to focus on rights reporting

- YorkRegion.comYorkRegion.comForeign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna also addressed the diplomats, who will hear from...

@Kady's Watchlist for June 9 – House debates ISIS 'genocide' while Senate ponders further changes to assisted dying ...

Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith teams up with Animal Justice lawyer Camille Labchuk and University of Alberta law professor Peter Sankoff to respond to the anticipated...

Common sense says Canada should say no to trade deals

But I'd like to suggest Justin Trudeau and trade minister Chrystia Freeland, take time to think about striking a different note there, like backing off...

Canada compensates its dairy farmers for EU imports

Canadian Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland, issued a joint statement announcing talks with the industry towards a package of help...

Vyshyvanka Day celebration by prime minister and Liberal MPs goes viral

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)Following the Question Period, Liberal Cabinet Ministers Chrystia Freeland, Ralph Goodale, Kent Hehr and MaryAnn...

Say no to more trade deals: Salutin

But I'd like to suggest Justin Trudeau and trade minister Chrystia Freeland, take time to think about striking a different note there, like backing off...

Canada sees no guarantees on EU trade pact, hard work ahead

OTTAWA, June 2 (Reuters) - There are no guarantees a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union will come into force and a...

Don't let Liberals change system without your input

CBC.ca (subscription)“Liberal leader, and now prime minister, Justin Trudeau is believed to prefer a winner-take-all, preferential voting system known as instant runoff voting. However, there...

Supply management under siege again as Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier drops support

That deal was accompanied by a promise by the Conservative government of $4.3 billion in federal subsidies over 15 years to the dairy industry. But...

PM's state visit to DC cost more than $257000: documents

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo were also...

Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)Mr. Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatars, delivered the message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and senior members of...

Canadian prime minister endorses Japanese position on South China Sea ahead of G7 summit

Instead, the Liberal Prime Minister concentrated his comments on expanding trade relations between Canada and Japan. He pointed to the presence of international trade minister...

@Kady: Can't decide which party convention to watch? This remote viewers' guide has you covered!

In what may be a first for modern Canadian federal political logistics, both the Liberal and Conservative parties are set to kick off their biennial...

TPP trade deal: Liberals tip their hand by “consulting” with anti-trade zealots

Watch as I detail who International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is consulting on the TPP and who she isn't consulting. One of the few Chambers...

Bilateral trade deal with Japan still on back burner after Trudeau, Freeland visit

Vancouver Sun (subscription)While in Japan this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland parried questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, announced a handful...

Trudeau To Hold Bilateral Meetings With Merkel, Hollande At G7 Summit In Japan

SHIMA, Japan — A group of powerful world leaders is about to hear a starkly new take on what Canada thinks must be done to...

Trudeau Faces Pressure From Japan PM On TPP, South China Sea

The TPP was negotiated by the former Conservative government and the Liberals have yet to signal whether they will ratify it. But the future of...

U.S., Canadian Officials to Meet on Softwood Lumber

May 20 — Reaching agreement to avoid a new softwood lumber dispute later in 2016 will top the agenda for Canadian and U.S. officials meeting...

Canada and Japan talk trade in lead up to G7 summit

(subscription) (subscription)Against this backdrop, Mr. Trudeau will be offering a message of hope at the G7: that sustained government spending, such as the Liberals'...