Trade and US Relations

— Jul 17, 2018
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Phasing Out Supply Management: Lessons from Australia's Dairy Industry

Phasing Out Supply Management: Lessons from Australia’s Dairy Industry finds that Canadian consumers and the dairy industry could both benefit from phasing out supply management. In fact, immediately following deregulation of Australia’s dairy industry in 2000, the price of milk dropped 12 cents per litre, and farm gate prices—the price farmers receive for their product—increased 56 per cent. Australian milk farmers now export about half their product, making dairy the country’s third most important agricultural export after beef and wheat.

— Jun 28, 2018
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Protecting Government from Free Trade: The “Free the Beer” Case at the Supreme Court of Canada

Protecting Government from Free Trade: The “Free the Beer” Case at the Supreme Court of Canada argues that the Court effectively nullified section 121 of the Constitution, which states that goods from any province shall be “admitted free into each of the other provinces.” As a result, provincial governments may raise barriers to any products—including beer and wine—from any other province as long as they can identify a regulatory objective in the public interest.

— Aug 15, 2017
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The Fate of NAFTA: Possible Scenarios and their Implications for Canada

The Fate of NAFTA: Possible Scenarios and their Implications for Canada finds that Canada may have to eliminate protectionist policies aimed at key Canadian industries to successfully renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in upcoming trade talks—and that could be good news for the Canadian economy in the longer-run.

— Oct 18, 2016
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The Importance of International Trade to the Canadian Economy: An Overview

With strong opposition to trade emerging in the U.S. presidential election and in Europe, The Importance of International Trade to the Canadian Economy: An Overview finds that the value of goods and services produced in Canada and sold abroad (exports) accounted for 31.5 per cent of Canada’s economy in 2015—up from 25 per cent in 1988—and some three million jobs in Canada are directly or indirectly tied with exporting.

Research Experts

  • Professor of Economics, University of Calgary
  • Professor of Economics, George Mason University
  • Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
  • Resident Scholar and Addington Chair in Measurement, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics, Simon Fraser University