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Standing Up for Culture in Trade Negotiations

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a strong stance in support of culture in the context of NAFTA negotiations while at a press conference in Surrey, B.C., stating Canada would not sign a renegotiated agreement that doesn’t protect Canada’s cultural industries or includes a dispute resolution mechanism.  “It would be a giving up of our sovereignty and our identity, and that […]

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The Canadian Arts Coalition Supports a Strong Cultural Exception in NAFTA

In July, the Canadian Arts Coalition highlighted artist mobility as the arts sector’s main priority in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since then, we were extremely pleased to find cross-border movement of business professionals within Canada’s priority list for a modernized NAFTA. Most notably, the Canadian Arts Coalition’s specific recommendation for […]

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