The long-bemoaned Canadian productivity deficit took a further dive around 2 p.m. ET as Canadians hovered around television and computer screens in bars and offices to watch Canada’s women’s hockey team pull off a heart-stopping comeback to win Olympic gold, defeating the United States in a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory. The game even caught the attention of Governor General David Johnston, who himself paused to watch the last few minutes of the gold medal game.
Good day and welcome to the Sprout, where your host is headed to Montreal for the sixth round of NAFTA renegotiation talks that began yesterday. A programming note: for this week, the Sprout take on a slightly different format as we try and keep you in the loop on the goings on in Montreal. We start today with NAFTA: Canadian, Mexican and American trade negotiators are in Montreal this week for the sixth round of NAFTA trade talks. The round runs from Jan. 21-29.
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center, with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, left, and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarrea, right, speaks during the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
It's National Popcorn Day! Fun #cdnag fact of the day: Canadians consume 1.6 billion quarts of popcorn annually (mostly during Fall and Winter months). Also a kernel of popcorn can pop at least 3ft in the air... https://t.co/evIPzyTYO8
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Selecting a term
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