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The Hill Times: War of words with Trump is gold for Trudeau today, but could make or break him in long-run: MPs and pollsters

Voters will become 'a little bit more choosy' about how they support the federal Liberals if the Canada-U.S. trade spat begins to hit their pocketbooks, say politicos. The ongoing war of words between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the U.S. President Donald Trump over NAFTA renegotiations is political gold for the prime minister in the short term, say Parliamentarians and pollsters, but could prove to be a major political liability in the long term if the North American Free Tr…
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OP-ED in The Hill Times: Free trade with China would be a win for Canada

We should not let the bitter taste of Canada’s recent decision to block the sale of construction firm Aecon to Chinese interests taint our relationship with China. The timing to start working toward a trade deal is ideal. Does Canada’s refusal of the Aecon sale to a Chinese firm spell the end of our free trade aspirations with China? As the much-feared scenario of a trade war with the United States—Canada’s biggest trading partner—is now turning into reality, a free trade agree…
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The Hill Times: In the Deep South, MPs extol virtues of trade with Canada

'It's like preaching to the choir' says Conservative MP Randy Hoback, but questions loom on whether President Trump is listening. MPs travelled to Mobile, Alabama, last week to highlight the strength of Canadian industry to U.S. politicians and business leaders in the midst of a looming trade war between the United States and Canada. Conservative MP Randy Hoback (Prince Albert, Sask.), NDP MP Brian Masse (Windsor West, Ont.), and Liberal MP T.J. Harvey (Tobique-Mactaquac, Ont.)…
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Op-Ed in The Hill Times: Senate can’t seriously play its complementary role of ‘sober second thought’ if Sen. Harder pigeonholes its power.

The Government Representative in the Senate, Senator Peter Harder, recently contributed to the ongoing debate on the role of a modern Senate thanks to his discussion paper “Complementarity: The Constitutional Role of the Senate of Canada”. As independent senators from different political backgrounds who both have a less partisan and more credible Senate at heart, we share much of Senator Harder’s vision. However, a few of his suggestions, namely his interpretation of the Salisbury Convention, h…
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Press Release - Trade Show (Vancouver)

Press Release For immediate release Thursday, March 22, 2018     Vancouver, BC – The Co-Chairs of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group are in Vancouver to participate in the Symposium on Canada‑Japan Trade and Investment Relations Senator Paul J. Massicotte and Mr. Terry Sheehan, M.P., Co-Chairs of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group, will host today a high level discussion with the members of the Vancouver business community on the challenges…
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