Breaking down the Huawei Case: A Closer look at Canada’s Extradition Process

By: Sarah Baker On December 1st 2018, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Meng Wanzhou, landed in Vancouver’s International airport. The 46-year-old Chinese business executive had been on her way to catch a connecting flight to Mexico when she was detained by RCMP due to an extradition request filed by the American…

Inviting Amazon: Toronto’s Trade-Off

After a year of cities petitioning their services and assets to Amazon, the tech company announced their shortlist for potential areas for their second HQ on January 19. Out of 20 cities, Toronto was the only one outside of the United States to make the list, which included strong competitors such as Washington, Miami, Boston,…

Canada and the Revival of the Pacific-Rim Trade Agreement

Joost van de Loo The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), is an eleven-member trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The goals of the CPTPP are: to reduce trade barriers; enforce environmental regulations; promote human rights;…

Canada on the World Stage

Joost van de Loo Foreign Policy: A Conceptual Discussion Foreign policy is an essential part of every nation-state’s central focus—put simply, it’s a government’s blueprint on how it will interact with actors outside of its borders. Foreign policies include policy decisions a government makes on how it interacts with other countries; examples include trade agreements…