This editorial was penned and submitted by: Chris Davison, president & CEO of the Canola Council of Canada; Dean Dias, CEO of Cereals Canada, and Greg Cherewyk, president of Pulse Canada. It’s hockey playoff season in Canada. The time of the year when Canadians witness what ingredients are necessary for a successful team – a… Read More

Welcome to Frontlines: Geopolitics affecting agriculture with Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments and Shaun Haney! On this podcast episode, Shapiro unpacks the results of this week’s Mexican presidential election. Shapiro says that electing Claudia Sheinbaum as its president-elect is a net positive for the country, but potentially negative for Canadian and American agricultural producers, as… Read More

Whether we’re talking imports of electric vehicles or pea protein, or promises made ahead of upcoming elections, tariffs are back in the spotlight in many Western countries, including the U.S. The Biden government’s decision to impose high tariffs on Chinese-made EVs is in line with past decisions that were made by the Trump administration, while… Read More

Over nine thousand workers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be in a legal position to go on strike as of Thursday, June 6. The border workers, who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, have been without a contract since June 2022. CBSA says the border will remain open if… Read More

Governments in many countries are enacting policies aimed at mitigating climate change — massive subsidies, carbon levies, and strict regulations — that also have consequences on trade flows. Billions of dollars of incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act in the U.S., the Canadian government’s carbon taxes, and the EU’s biofuel feedstock requirements and carbon border… Read More

When it comes to agriculture and the environment, some people see agriculture as a solution, while others view it as a problem. And in politics, people with different perspectives and levels of awareness about farming often sit in the same caucus or cabinet, influencing where a party stands on environmental policies that affect agriculture. Canada’s… Read More

Canada is a trade-reliant nation across several industries, agriculture included. Canada’s primary producers have mixed opinions on the real value of trade, however. In a recent RealAgristudies survey, only 52 per cent of Canadian farmers and ranchers perceive trade and market access as having a positive impact on their operations. This statistic, though seemingly modest,… Read More

Before the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, a.k.a New NAFTA, CUSMA, or USMCA, comes up for review in July of 2026, Canada, Mexico, and the United States will all have gone through a federal election. Two of the three countries could have the same leader in place as today; however, that’s unlikely. It is also possible that… Read More

For the exportable commodities such as canola, pork, beef, seafood, and wheat, trade is a fundamental staple of creating value for products being produced by Canadian agriculture. Canada is an export-reliant nation with vast agricultural production and production potential, but only forty million people in population. According to CAFTA, Canada is the fifth largest exporter… Read More

Exports from Canada face growing uncertainty as governments around the world look inward in an effort to gain votes. Whether it’s the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement process, individual countries introducing new technical trade barriers, or politicians deploying subsidies and tariffs in the name of more domestic jobs, the world is generally… Read More

Trade ministers from the World Trade Organization’s 164 member countries can agree on at least one basic thing about the WTO’s dispute settlement process: they’re still committed to fixing the broken system for resolving trade disputes. Beyond that, there were few signs of progress as trade representatives, including Canada’s Mary Ng and the United States’… Read More

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