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The Unpredictable Election by David Marks Shribman

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States Number 35 - June 29 2020

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

The American presidential election is four months away. It is occurring in a year in which the only thing that is predictable is the unpredictable itself.

Consider what the 2020 election was about four months ago: Whether to adopt Canadian-style health care coverage. How to fine tune an economy with near-full employment. Whether the House of Representatives was wise to impeach President Donald J. Trump. How far left would the Democrats lean.

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Presidential Race: Up in the Air by David Shribman (Number 34 - April 24, 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

The American presidential race isn’t really on pause. It is being conducted quietly, under the surface, in scattered skirmishes in places like Wisconsin and Georgia, in pollsters’ home offices across partially shut-down Washington, in digital advertising offensives on the Internet, in subterranean maneuvers in a Wilmington, Delaware, basement where former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is making his plans, and in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, where President Donald J. Trump’s team is coalescing.  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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Coronavirus and the Challenge to Democracy by Rafael Jacob (Number 33 - April 2 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

Just as Donald Trump earlier this year became the first president to actively campaign for reelection while being impeached, he has also since become the first in close to two hundred years to find himself bracing to simultaneously face both the voters and a major pandemic.   READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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Special Report: The Crisis of the American Media: News Deserts to the Desertion of News Readers by David Shribman (Number 32 - March 27, 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

It isn’t only humans who are being ravaged by the current health emergency. It’s news outlets, particularly in the United States, that also are collateral damage to the scourge of coronavirus.  There have been major tectonic shifts in the American media landscape in the past decade. There have been major shifts in the American media landscape in the past month.  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

GUIDANCE ON THE ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE

MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE                                               

FROM:   Christopher C. Krebs

Director Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that: 

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”  

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Scenes from moments of anguish past by David Shribman (Number 31 - March 24, 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

Abraham Lincoln at the Soldier’s Home in the city limits of Washington, ministering to the wounded, consoling the dying. Franklin Roosevelt at the fireside, offering soothing words of comfort, his first trademark chat first occurring nine days into his presidency at the depths of the Great Depression, the last one coming only a week after D-Day as the Second World War was being won.   READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada. Read the article  ➤ HERE

Situation Frontière - Corvid-19

Frontière - Les États-Unis et le Québec partagent plus de 150 ans de relations commerciales. Le Québec est le 10e partenaire économique des États-Unis, avec plus de 12 000 entreprises québécoises qui y font affaire et plus de 250 000 Américains qui travaillent pour des entreprises québécoises. Lire la suite ➤ ICI

Border Situation - Corvid-19

Border Situation - The United States of America and Quebec have more than 150 years of commercial relations. Quebec is the 10th economic partner of the United States, more than 12,000 businesses from Quebec do business with the United States, and more than 250,000 Americans work for Quebec businesses. READ the rest of the article here ➤ HERE

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The Democratic Focus on Beating Trump by David Shribman (Number 31 - March 12, 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.


Joe Biden, whose campaign seemed doomed only a fortnight ago, now seems to be on an easy flight path to the Democratic presidential nomination.

In the first head-to-head confrontation between Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, the former vice president recorded four important triumphs and delivered a blow to the White House hopes of the Vermonter, who once stirred establishment fears that he would glide to the nomination.

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AmCham Quebec is happy to announce the formation of its new Advisory Council

The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada – Quebec Chapter (AmCham Quebec) is happy to announce the formation of its new Advisory Council. READ the rest of the article here ➤ HERE

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Iowa by David Marks Shribman (Number 28 - February 9, 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

Long delayed, much derided and, now, perhaps diminished in significance, Iowa finally rendered its fabled political judgment. More than two days late and with the candidates 2,200 kilometers away, the results make it clear that the arcane maneuvering in the remote rural corners and bustling urban centres of a sprawling state in the middle of the United States nonetheless produced a discernible and perhaps telling verdict:  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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At Last: Stability on the North American Trade Front by Rafael Jacob (Number 27 - January 27 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

Ever since he initially entered the race for the White House now nearly five years ago, Donald Trump has made us accustomed to a continuous roller-coaster where unpredictability reigns. On perhaps no other issue was this felt more profoundly this side of the border than that of trade – more specifically, what would come of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has bound the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican economies for a quarter-century.   READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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Letter from the New Hampshire Primary by David Marks Shribman (Number 25 - January 9, 2020)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

NORTH CONWAY, N.H.—After months of campaigning, fundraising, strategizing and maneuvering, the Democratic presidential campaigns finally have entered the actual election year. Indeed, the period between the turning of the calendar page onto the year 2020 and the New Hampshire Primary, the first in the nation, is roughly the time period consumed by the entire Canadian election campaign last year.  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

La Série "State of America" d'AmCham Canada - Québec. Volet opportunités d'affaires

Le Québec: Un partenaire important dans la décarbonisation nord-américaine. par Catherine Loubier (Numéro 24: 11 décembre 2019)

Un ensemble d'articles et de commentaires sur l'état des affaires économiques, sociales, et politiques aux États-Unis.

En 1940, le gouvernement du Québec a ouvert son tout premier bureau à l’étranger au Rockefeller Center de la ville de New York, prêt à promouvoir son acier et son aluminium, ainsi que, bien sûr, le sirop d’érable et les sapins de Noël. Libre-échangistes avant leur époque, les manufacturiers québécois étaient déjà intéressés par une expansion vers de nouveaux marchés.  LIRE LA SUITE DE L'ARTICLE

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A little bit of Canada could go a long way by David Marks Shribman (Number 23 - November 14, 2019)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

One of them is from a state that has eight non-stop flights a day to Canada. Four others are from states bordering Canada. One is from a state where trade with Canada accounts for US $617.18 billion a year. Another is from a state where Canada is by far the biggest trading partner, accounting for fully a fifth of its overall international commerce.  Plus this: The first primary is being held in a state that abuts Canada.  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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Conservative America's Long Road Back by Adam Daifallah (Number 22 - November 4, 2019)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States

Let’s cut right to the chase, shall we? There is no obvious way out of the political mess inflicting the U.S. If there was, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Leadership matters, and strong leadership can change the zeitgeist very quickly. Case in point: Donald Trump. Not until such time as another person with similar popular appeal comes along will our American friends be pulled in a different, more optimistic direction.
 
I love America and thought I understood it well. Having lived there for a short time and spending so much time traveling and vacationing there, you reach a point where you feel you are almost an honorary citizen.  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

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Could NAFTA Outlast Trump? by Rafael Jacob (Number 21 - September 11 2019)

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States.

When he officially launched his improbable run for the White House, on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump pledged to make the renegotiation of the United States’ trade deals with foreign countries a top priority. And none loomed larger than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he has since repeatedly berated as the single worst trade deal the U.S. has ever come into. READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

Welcoming Neil Herrington, Senior VP, Americas as a panelist at our 6 November Event - US Midterm Elections Evening

United States Midterm Election Evening

Neil Herrington is Senior Vice President, Americas, for the United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., the leading business organization in the world, and one of the principal authorities in the United States on the workings and benefits of international trade for US business. He will be able to give attendees an in depth overview on how US business views trade with Canada and the world in this period of the Trump Administration. An essential perspective for anyone planning to expand their business dealings in the United States. RSVP HERE

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As Tariffs Hit, Chamber Ramps Up Trade Advocacy

Chamber files Comments Opposing Sec. 232 Auto Tariffs

Business, Agriculture Groups Lead NAFTA Lobby Day

White House Eyes FIRRMA As House Passes Its Version

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AmCham Canada Survey of U.S. Business Confidence in Canada Shows Positive Outlook with Potential Storm Clouds on the Horizon,, visit the AmCham Canada website click here. 

New Leadership at AmCham Quebec

AmCham Quebec held its annual general meeting last night in Montreal and unanimously elected Antoine Tayyar as President and Daniel Fortin as Vice-President of the board of directors, replacing Julie Lessard and John C. Dunn, the outgoing co-chairs who will remain on the Board. Read the complete Press Release, click here 

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AmCham Canada Launches New Semi-Annual Survey of U.S. Business Confidence in Canada

For the full News Release and Survey Results, visit the AmCham Canada website  click here

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The Trump administration formally began its long-promised renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Thursday, sending Congress a letter that starts the clock on a 90-day waiting period before U.S. negotiators can sit down with their counterparts from Canada and Mexico.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is coming to Montreal June 6 to deliver one of his first international speeches since joining the public speaking circuit.

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) monthly E-Communique --  News, Activities and Events driving U.S.-Canada Cross-Border Business. 

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