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Mayan crafts on display in Yucatan, Mexico

The Case for Adding an Indigenous Chapter to NAFTA

CIGI Senior Fellow Patrick Leblond and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland (Facebook)

Historic Trade Talks Could Define Freeland’s Legacy

Blake Hurst, a farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, right, talks with his son and brother. The US farm lobby has been an influential voice on NAFTA talks (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

How Long Will NAFTA Negotiations Last? An Explainer

  • Liz Enochs
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland at University of Ottawa (Facebook)

US Has Much to Gain in Embracing Freeland’s Approach

Scientist dropping chemical liquid on the slide at microscope. Source: Lab Photo/

From Broken Promise Doctrine to New Promise

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland

No Time for Tinkering

  • Ariel Katz
Will the a continuation of the status quo under NAFTA bring with it a further downsizing of Canada’s auto sector?

How NAFTA has hurt Canadian auto jobs