Janyce McGregor

Parliamentary Bureau

Janyce McGregor has covered Canadian politics for CBC News since 2001. Send news tips to: Janyce.McGregor@cbc.ca

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Biden's trade pick says she's focused on helping U.S. workers, holding back China

Some cabinet confirmations turn into partisan wrestling matches. By the end of her appearance at the Senate Finance committee Thursday, the confirmation of Katherine Tai as the next United States Trade Representative felt more like a collective laying on of hands.
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Kenney wants 'reprisals' for blocking Keystone — but what are Canada's options?

When U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney suggested the project could still be up for negotiation, if only the federal government would get tough. What's the best strategy?
Analysis

New year, old trade wars: lumber, dairy disputes set for arbitration

Two of the thorniest trade disputes between Canada and the U.S. — on softwood lumber and dairy — are ready for a comeback in 2021 under the new NAFTA.

Federal sickness benefit payouts don't match spike in COVID-19 cases

Even though COVID-19 cases have risen sharply across Canada, the number of people claiming the federal government’s Canada recovery sickness benefit recently is lower than when it launched in late September.

U.K. government, Canadian businesses warn of disruptions if Commons fails to pass new trade bill

With MPs set to start their holiday recess soon, concerns are mounting in both British government and Canadian business circles about the House of Commons failing to pass implementation legislation for the new Canada-U.K. Trade Continuity Agreement before existing trade rules expire.

Canada-U.K. trade deal signed — but implementing bill unlikely to meet deadline

International Trade Minister Mary Ng introduced legislation today to implement Canada's newly signed transitional trade agreement with the United Kingdom — but it's not likely to become law before the government's Dec. 31 deadline.

Commons considers Bloc bill to end dairy concessions in trade deals

When Canadian trade negotiators begin talks with the United Kingdom next year on a permanent bilateral trade deal, their hands could be tied when it comes to offering any future dairy, egg or poultry concessions — if Parliament passes a new private member's bill that saw its first hour of debate on Tuesday.

Canada, U.K. strike transitional post-Brexit trade deal

Negotiations between Canada and the United Kingdom to hammer out the terms of their post-Brexit trade deal have concluded, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a video released to the media Saturday morning.

Opposition warns there's not enough time to vet U.K. trade deal

As signs emerge that a transitional trade deal between Canada and the U.K. is imminent, Opposition MPs on the Commons trade committee warned Friday they may not be able to pass implementation legislation in time because the Liberal government let the talks drag on too long.

Singh calls out Trudeau over pharmacare commitment as Commons begins debate on new bill

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to back up his promise to implement a national pharmacare plan.

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