Entries by Don Newman C.M.


Newman on NAFTA: Does the Boeing/Bombardier dispute set a dangerous precedent for Canadian companies?

[:en]Ensight’s Don Newman on the timing of the third round of NAFTA negotiations ending at the same time as the Boeing/Bombardier dispute escalateing and how timing is everything in politics. Timing is everything. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have been scrambling to assure everyone who will listen that the […]


NAFTA and The Power of Words: Newman

[:en]The difficulty going forward in further rounds of NAFTA negotiations was illustrated in the difficulty agreeing to the communique ending the first round on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in Washington. American negotiators wanted the communique to refer to the four days of talks as the first round in the “renegotiation of NAFTA.” But negotiators for […]


Milestones You Need To Know For NAFTA

[:en]The NAFTA negotiations are only a month away. But next week we should find out at least some of the changes the U.S. Government will be trying to make in the 25 year old three way trade deal between Canada the United States and Mexico. July 17th is the deadline for the Trump administration to […]