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Five Years Later: The Newfoundland Fisheries Adjustment and Innovation Fund

  Roughly five years ago, the federal government under the Conservative Stephen Harper was engaged in a protracted dispute with the Newfoundland and Labrador government of Conservative Kathy Dunderdale. At issue was a $400 million “fisheries fund” – 70 percent … Continue reading

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CETA: Compensation for the Increase in European Exports of Cheese to Canada?

As part of the recent trade agreement that Canada and the European Union announced in October of 2013, the annual amount of cheese that EU countries will be able to export to Canada will increase by 17,700 metric tons. Under … Continue reading

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Newfoundland Holds Some Cards in CETA Dispute with the Harper Government

The federal government and the government of Newfoundland and Labrador are currently arguing about the nature of an agreement, reached in the spring of 2013, that would compensate Newfoundland for removing its minimum processing requirements (MPRs), something the federal government … Continue reading

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The Newfoundland Fisheries Innovation and Adjustment Fund

Last Tuesday, the Globe and Mail published a story about a $280 million federal contribution to a fund intended to help the fisheries industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. The fund had been promised during the negotiations around the Comprehensive Economic … Continue reading

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