MCGARVEY: Our trust-the-status-quo mindset is part of the problem. And our commitment to globalization must come with a Canada-first policy
CHARLEBOIS: Canada, as one of Brazil’s main livestock industry competitors, will likely gain from this scandal, but the industry should not become too complacent
BONNER: With a U.S. president equally skeptical of globalization and free trade, what do the anti-globalization protesters do now?
FROM: It would be nice if the Alberta Premier could practice in Alberta what she preaches in Washington
WEBBER: In a time of technological advancement, freer trade and sharply diminished world poverty, turning back the clock on economic policy would be fatalistic
MCGARVEY: At the heart of Canada-U.S. trade problems is the wildly fluctuating Canadian dollar
MICALLEF: China likely to focus more on Asia and the Indian Ocean basin for its commodity needs and less on North America
KUNIN: American duties on Canadian softwood may increase the profits of U.S. lumber producers, but they also increase housing prices and reduce construction jobs