Trade and Economy
The iAffairs Trade and Economy section will track the latest trade and economic analysis with respect to Canada and globalization. Strengthening and developing new trading relationships is vital to Canada’s success in the 21st century. Canada must ensure it continues to promote outward looking policies that support international trade. It must work hard to overcome the inward looking policies of the past that reduce the welfare of all Canadians and risk leaving the country unable to compete in the global market. This blog will cover the most current debates that are central to this important topic such as the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPPA), the Canadian federal budget, and other Canadian free trade negotiations. This blog will keep you up to date on the latest expert analysis, trade data, and developments with respect to Canadian trade and economy.
Mathew Klie-Cribb studies in the international trade focus area of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA). Coming to NPSIA after a yearlong stint as a reporter in Canada’s oil sands region, he brought concomitant environmental, energy, and political interests to his trade policy studies. Now, after a short-but-sweet co-op experience at the New Synthesis Project, Mathew has developed an interest in the implicit and explicit constraints and enablers globalization imposes on governments. When he isn’t studying, writing, and researching about trade and economy, Mathew spends his time volunteering for student organizations. He chairs the Board of Directors of Carleton University’s student newspaper and directs an area of research for the student-run International Policy Forum.