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China surprised many in the trade policy world last September by formally applying for membership in the 11 country “Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership” (CPTPP), the trade agreement that rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the 12 country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). There is no guarantee that the current members will agree to negotiate […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

Simpson Centre New Growth: Reviews of Current Ag Policy Research and Articles Source: Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy Summary: A new website was recently launched by the Simpson Centre, produced through the two-year Carbon Program, a major program of study focused on agriculture-based greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of developing policies to […]

Written by: Karen Spencer

China’s application on September 16 to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the eleven state plurilateral trade agreement that was signed in 2018 after the United States withdrew from its predecessor, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a clever political and strategic move on China’s part. It also raises the question as to whether China […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

As the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies in income support systems in Canada, calls have been amplified for a Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) to provide more comprehensive, ideally universal, protection for household incomes.  Some called for permanent implementation of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) but, popular as the CERB was, it has recognized design […]

Written by: Wayne Simpson