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WHAT'S NEXT?: The U.S. and Canada's new governments will have their work cut out dealing with potential changes to their trade agreements while simultaneously Canada will be anxious to implement CETA with the EU.

  • [New] Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how the poor, the marginally housed, immigrants, racialized people and people with disabilities were, and continue to be, at highest risk of illness and death in Canada. CMAJ
  • [New] The HHS warning follows up warnings last month from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom about Russian threat actors amid what many have called high cyber tensions stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Digital Guardian
  • [New] Environmentalists in Germany and Canada are highly critical of building large new LNG infrastructure in Canada that will create new dependencies for decades, and could cause climate-damaging methane emissions. Clean Energy Wire
  • [New] The vast majority of Canada's 434 credit unions and caisses populaires (the equivalent in French-speaking Canada) are provincially-regulated and are not obliged to participate, but they still see open banking as an opportunity to gain new members. American Banker
  • [New] The Alliance, started by the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom, commits countries to phase out coal use by 2030 - both countries with significantly lower per capita coal emissions. reneweconomy
  • [New] The 2022 federal budget is a very positive step forward, but much more is needed if Canada is to have any hope of meeting its climate commitments. Policy Options
  • [New] China, India, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, and the United States are expected to spend a combined $5 billion on quantum technologies in 2022. WSJ
  • [New] Canada has never exported more crude and bitumen than it does now, buoyed by the recent completion of the Line 3 pipeline, the reversal of the Capline pipeline, and global markets taking whatever we could muster. calgaryherald
  • [New] Russia is projected as the leading 2022-2023 wheat exporter at 39 million tons, followed by the European Union, Australia, Canada and the United States. AgriNews
  • [New] Restaurant menus across the West Coast of Canada will soon see an influx of squid and sardine dishes, while the popular sockeye salmon makes a slow exit. The Conversation
  • [New] While mortgage rates are rising everywhere, the popularity of the five-year term in Canada means that, in addition to new buyers having to pay higher mortgage rates, a non-trivial number of existing mortgage-holders will have to grapple with a higher borrowing cost over the next few years. RBC Global Asset Management
  • [New] The future is certain - The Canadian government is in talks with heavy industrial emitters about ways to ensure Ottawa's planned carbon price increases will remain in place even if PM Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is voted out of power. the weekly ledger
  • [New] Canada's Blue Economy Strategy is an opportunity to meaningfully advance reconciliation and provide Indigenous communities with leadership roles in projects where trade meets tidewater. Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase
  • [New] The failure to restrain government spending in most regions means that Canadian governments will add debt that would not otherwise exist, making it even more difficult to improve financial sustainability. The Fraser Institute
  • Russia is projected as the leading 2022/23 wheat exporter at 39 million tonnes, followed by the European Union, Australia, Canada and the United States, said the monthly WASDE report. Successful Farming
  • Will provide CAD 732 million in funding for the Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator, enabling Canada to meet its fair share for the 2021-2022 ACT-A budget cycle, assessed at CAD 747 million. The White House
  • Insurance broker Marsh announced the launch of a renewable energy facility that provides streamlined, dedicated insurance capacity for mid-scale solar and battery energy storage system risks in the U.S. and Canada. Insurance Journal
  • Canadian and U.S. governments, sub-national governments and the private sector are ready to take action and make investments to unlock the significant economic opportunities that hydrogen presents. Government of Canada
  • China, India, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, and the United States are expected to spend a combined US$ 5 billion on quantum technologies in 2022. Deloitte Insights

Last updated: 25 May 2022