Stuart Trew's articles

A new trade vision for a Green New Deal November 3, 2021

A new trade vision for a Green New Deal

To get the just transition right, we need to defang trade and investment treaties that give polluters a veto on responsible and sustainable economic transformation.

Budget Watch 2021: How Canada can budget for Buy America April 15, 2021

Budget Watch 2021: How Canada can budget for Buy America

Canadian business is understandably concerned about Buy America conditions on Biden’s US$2.3-trillion COVID recovery plan. But lobbying U.S. governments for waivers for Canadian suppliers can only get us so far. In addition, the Trudeau government should increase the pool of transit, water and green energy projects these firms can bid on—by attaching sustainable and social purchasing criteria to badly needed public infrastructure upgrades here in Canada.