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February 6, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush announced Tuesday that Canada will join the United States in trying to forge a free-trade agreement with Mexico, which could be a step toward the President's goal of creating a giant international trading bloc that ultimately would span the hemisphere from Point Barrow to the Strait of Magellan.
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March 11, 1998 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the first visit to Canada in a decade by a U.S. secretary of State, Madeleine Albright on Tuesday announced new steps to resolve one of the few bitter disputes dividing the two neighbors--a fight over lucrative fishing rights for the Pacific salmon. Speaking at a news conference after spending much of the day with Lloyd Axworthy, her Canadian counterpart, Albright said that newly appointed Canadian and U.S.
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BUSINESS
January 30, 1991 | From Reuters
Mexican, U.S. and Canadian officials have agreed that Canada should take part in talks for a three-way North American free-trade pact, diplomats and business leaders said this week. They said the decision was reached during a series of closed-door meetings between negotiators earlier this month and finalized in a meeting of the trade ministers of the three North American countries in Washington last week. "I understand that they agreed to proceed to have trilateral free trade talks. . . .
NEWS
July 30, 1997 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Thorstenson wryly calls it "the 56-hour fish war." When the season opened on U.S. pink salmon in southeast Alaska earlier this month, about 100 U.S. fishermen in boats along Noyes Island had precisely 56 hours to fish their faces off. That was the time allowed by U.S. regulators after a breakdown in talks for renewal of the 1985 U.S.-Canada salmon treaty, which was designed to fairly divide fishing rights while also conserving species.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The House overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching trade pact with Canada on Tuesday that will phase out all tariffs between the two nations and create what its supporters call the world's largest free-trade zone. House leaders and U.S. trade negotiators predicted that the pact, if put into effect as scheduled over 10 years, will increase the U.S.
NEWS
June 24, 1988
A Canadian judge has denied bail to accused U.S. mass murderer Charles Ng, ordering him to remain in custody in Edmonton, until a hearing in October on California's extradition request. Justice Marguerite Trussler denied bail to Ng, 27, a drifter and former Marine wanted in California to stand trial on 12 counts of murder, two counts of conspiracy to murder and six counts of kidnaping.
NEWS
June 13, 1988
Hundreds of Canadians nationwide protested the U.S.-Canada trade bill by lighting candles, parading in cars and stuffing phony ballot boxes with mock votes against the agreement. Opponents of the Free Trade Agreement, which is to begin relaxing trade barriers between the nations on Jan. 1, demanded that Prime Minister Brian Mulroney call new elections for Parliament before the bill goes into effect. The agreement still must be approved by Parliament and the U.S. Congress.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
A confident and determined Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, fresh from his impressive national electoral victory, announced Tuesday that he will call the new House of Commons into session in three weeks to ratify the controversial U.S.-Canada free trade agreement before year-end.
NEWS
February 22, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In a critical test of extradition procedures, an attorney for the state of California asked the Canadian Supreme Court Thursday to permit the return of accused mass murderer Charles C. Ng to this state, where he faces the death penalty. At issue is whether a treaty between the United States and Canada permits Canadian authorities to extradite a fugitive without assurances a death sentence will not be sought.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush announced Tuesday that Canada will join the United States in trying to forge a free-trade agreement with Mexico, which could be a step toward the President's goal of creating a giant international trading bloc that ultimately would span the hemisphere from Point Barrow to the Strait of Magellan.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1991 | From Reuters
Mexican, U.S. and Canadian officials have agreed that Canada should take part in talks for a three-way North American free-trade pact, diplomats and business leaders said this week. They said the decision was reached during a series of closed-door meetings between negotiators earlier this month and finalized in a meeting of the trade ministers of the three North American countries in Washington last week. "I understand that they agreed to proceed to have trilateral free trade talks. . . .
NEWS
September 29, 1990 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first socialist provincial government in Ontario history will take office Monday, buoying socialist political fortunes across Canada but raising questions about the economic outlook in the country's most populous and industrialized province. Ontario Premier-elect Bob Rae has told Ontarians that he has no problems with deficit spending to stimulate sagging economies.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1989 | ART PINE and STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writers
The new U.S.-Canadian free trade agreement is working reasonably well so far, but the jury is still out regarding its ultimate effectiveness in dampening trade disputes between the two countries, Canadian Ambassador Derek Burney said Friday.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1989 | KIMBERLY L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The premier of British Columbia formally opened Orange County's first foreign trade office Thursday, making Irvine the base from which the Canadian province will solicit Southern California trade, conventioneers and tourists. British Columbia is targeting Southern California because of its booming economy and strong high-tech and manufacturing base. Being central to Los Angeles and San Diego, Orange County is the best location to cover the entire Southern California region, trade officials said.
NEWS
February 14, 1989 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian told Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in a letter released Monday that Canada could become "a haven" for murder suspects fleeing prosecution, because of its perceived reluctance to extradite fugitives facing the death penalty. Deukmejian raised the issue in a letter praising the Canadian courts for finding, after lengthy legal maneuvering, that there is enough evidence to extradite mass murder suspect Charles Ng.
NEWS
January 1, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
A controversial treaty intended to eliminate all trade tariffs between the United States and Canada over the next 10 years goes into effect today with the exchange of diplomatic notes implementing the agreement. President Reagan instructed Secretary of State George P. Shultz on Saturday to dispatch the message putting the treaty into effect, the White House announced here, where Reagan is spending the New Year's holiday.
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