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Category Archives: Canada

“This Is Going To Blow Sky High” – Observations On Canada’s Housing Market

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 20, 2017 6:54 PM For months we’ve been warning about real estate bubbles re-emerging in various markets around the world from Canada to Australia (see “There Are 66,719 Empty Mansions In Vancouver” and “Vancouver Home Sales Crash 40%, As Toronto Home Prices Soar 22%“).  And while facts and figures clearly indicate […]

New Zealand Expels US Spy With Broken Nose And Black Eye, After “Incident”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 20, 2017 1:14 PM It’s not just US-Russian relations that have devolved to the level of spontaneous diplomat expulsion. According to Reuters, New Zealand has expelled an attache at the U.S. Embassy after Washington refused to waive his right to diplomatic immunity in relation to a police investigation of a potentially […]

Yen, Peso Pop After Ross Targets NAFTA, Japan For Trade Deals

The yen and the peso jerked higher after President Trump’s commerce secretary Wilbur Ross commented that he expecte to start renegotiating NAFTA within two weeks and that Japan will be high on the list for trade agreements. As Bloomberg reports, discussions are under way with the Finance, Ways and Means committees and the expectation is […]

Mexico Threatens To End NAFTA Talks If Trump Proposes Tariffs

After months of tough talk from the Trump administration on NAFTA and border tariffs on goods imported from Mexico, among other issues, Mexico’s top trade negotiator, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, is now ratcheting up his own threats from south of the border.  Speaking to Bloomberg over the weekend, Guajardo said that Mexico will walk away […]

Mexico Prepares Plan To Ditch U.S. Grain Imports As NAFTA Showdown Looms

America’s Midwest farmers can’t seem to catch a break.  First, an epic collapse of grain prices over the last couple of years have threatened to wipe out family farmers (see “Midwest Farm Bubble Continues Collapse As Farm Incomes Expected To Crash In 2017“) and now, thanks to the pending NAFTA showdown threatened by President Trump, […]

White House May Change Calculation Of US Trade Deficit, Boosting Trade War Odds

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 19, 2017 1:54 PM In the latest surprising announcement to emerge from the Trump White House, the WSJ reports that the Trump administration is considering changing the way the U.S. trade deficit is calculated, a shift that would make America’s trade gap appear even greater than it has been in recent […]

Drug Prices in the US vs. Canada – The Big Pharma Political Connection of Corporatist Democrats

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 29 JANUARY 2017 This is a slide used by Bernie Sanders when he proposed making drug imports from Canada to the US legal. The proposal was voted down in the Senate 52-46, with a few key Democrats helping overturn Bernie’s proposed legislation. Among those voting against it was the recipient of big pharma campaign […]

Peso, Loonie Drop After NAFTA Renegotiation Executive Order Headlines

Confirming his campaign rhetoric and inaugural address tone, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as Monday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, according to NBC News’ Kristen Welker. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as Monday […]

Trump Warns Canada, Mexico He Will Begin NAFTA Renegotiation “Within Days Of Inauguration”

In the latest unexpected and ad hoc announcement on North American trade arrangements, the Globe and Mail reports that Trump’s Commerce Secretary pick, Wilbur Ross, has informed Canadian officials that he plans to reopen NAFTA talks within days of his inauguration, and that rules of origin and independent dispute tribunals will be central in negotiations […]

Bank Of Canada Lays Out In YouTube Clip How The Economy Could Tank

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Dec 25, 2016 3:44 PM As MacLean’s Jason Kirby points out, the Bank has taken to YouTube to warn Canadians about the dangers of too much debt and unrealistic house price expectations. He wonders, however, whether anyone will listen as one after another real estate bubble form in Canada, a nation whose […]