Global trade is now under attack and we are on the verge of a dangerous trade war. New protectionist measures and tariffs are being imposed in a tit-for-tat manner. Although a new NAFTA agreement has been reached in principle, it is still subject to approval by all three governments. In this environment, particularly since 30% of Canadian GDP is exported, CETA has become all the more important since it provides a new market for Canadian exporters of 500 million people in 28 countries. The webinar will give an overview of the Canadian and the US macro-economy, including forecasts for the next year. The presentation will also cover the latest developments and expectations for the labour market, housing, manufacturing, monetary policy and touching upon the impacts of CETA on Canadian businesses.