Trump, NAFTA and the future of Canadian trade

During his presidential campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump promised to overhaul or eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), claiming it was killing American jobs. Seven months into his presidency, Trump took to Twitter (his preferred mode of communication) and threatened to scrap NAFTA, days before Canada, Mexico and the U.S. were scheduled to…

The Protectionist Market Regime of Canadian Dairy Farms

Freshta Raoufi  The Canadian Dairy Commission currently faces domestic and international pressures to change its course of action and adopt a free market principle. In an attempt to incentivize restaurant owners to buy Canadian cheese, the Canadian Supply Management Committee recently introduced a discount on mozzarella. The subsidy, however, further reveals the distortions present within…