U.S. neighbors fret over protectionism

Aug 10, 2009
President Obama is meeting with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts, and high on the agenda will be protectionism. Alisa Roth reports our neighbors are worried the U.S. may be violating the spirit of NAFTA.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Why are critics crying protectionism?

Feb 19, 2009
President Obama has been criticized for the "Buy American" clause in the stimulus package. The protectionist cries remind economics correspondent Chris Farrell of a movie from the 60's. He talks with Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Canada

Explaining 'Buy American' to Canada

Feb 19, 2009
President Obama heads to Canada today, where he'll have six hours to explain what the "Buy American" provision in the stimulus package means. Dan Grech explores the strong trading relationship the two countries share.
Posted In: Canada

Central banks coordinate rate cuts

Oct 8, 2008
The U.S. Federal Reserve led a round of rate cuts by central banks around the world amid fear of a global recession. Jeremy Hobson reports that the move could be one of the last tricks central banks have.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

Study ranks Canada economically freer

Sep 24, 2008
O Canada. How did it come to this? According to an annual study by international think tanks, Canada now ranks higher than the U.S. in its degree of economic freedom. Commentator Will Wilkinson explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

A look at the action by central banks

Sep 18, 2008
With the financial crisis still worsening, central banks around the world plan to pump money into the global markets to provide liquidity. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets an assessment from an economist at Barclay's Capital.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

How far can money go toward healing?

Jul 25, 2008
It's been almost a year since Canada agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to survivors of its Indian Residential Schools who suffered physical and sexual abuse. Sean Cole reports on how whether money can truly right a wrong.
Posted In: Canada

Fight homelessness, feed the meter

May 14, 2008
In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
Posted In: Canada, Charity

Papers required for border crossings

Jan 31, 2008
A new rule out today requires anyone crossing the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico to provide a passport or drivers license along with a birth certificate. Dan Grech explores how this might affect tourism.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Long commute for Canadian oil worker

Dec 25, 2007
Most of Canada's crude oil is out west, in the oil sands of Alberta. Thirty-thousand people work there. Blair Ghent lives in Newfoundland, on the other side of the country. He makes the long commute alone, but he's not the only one dealing with the hardship. Chris Brookes reports.
Posted In: Canada