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Consider yet another trade deal—this one in services

While the TPP, CETA and other deals already include services chapters, with TISA it's the name of the game.


A conversation with a former commander of Canada's special forces

Ret. Lt.-Gen. Michael Day talks defence policy, the coalition in Iraq and Syria, fighter jets, procurement and more.


Lametti on CETA: 'We'll get this deal to work'

China, softwood lumber also among government’s top trade priorities for 2016.


Step by step, inch by inch: Ex-officials say renewing Iran ties will take negotiation

'If we delay too much, dawdle too much, we’re more and more out of step,' former senior official says.


Defence review process 'more onerous than you think,' Australian expert warns

Canadian defence minister seeking advice from the United Kingdom and Australia on a wide-ranging military policy review.


Chief of aid donor group urges funding boost

OECD-DAC chair and ex-Sri Lanka peace negotiator also talks renewed bilateral ties.


Faith-based, business-funded groups boast deep ties to diplomats, politicians

Christian Embassy and Embassy Connections create informal links between business execs, parliamentarians and foreign diplomats—a model one MP says is 'political genius.'


Community, migration issues on Salvadoran diplomat’s docket

He shifted to diplomacy after years of aid work.


What does China want in a free trade deal?

It's unclear where China's requests end and its demands begin.


Brison to 'work closely' with commissioner on Access to Information Act review

Info commissioner's office still reviewing more than 80 per cent of complaints made in 2015.


China wants equal treatment for state-owned firms: Top official

Canada maintained restrictions in TPP, CETA on acquisitions by state-owned enterprises.


More than a year later, Canada-China ‘track two’ talks yet to begin

Trade dialogue, promised after Harper visit in November 2014, has yet to materialize.


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