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EU Trade Deal Will Make Average Canadian $220 Richer: PBO

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Business

Some industries will struggle under the free trade deal with the European Union, the PBO has warned.

On CETA, Trudeau Liberals Don't Speak For Canadians

Sujata Dey | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Last October, we were treated to the tale of the off-again, on-again Canada-European Union summit featuring CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. The agreement was signed in a hasty and somewhat shaky ceremony on October 30. It was a comedy of errors right from the beginning.

Meet The Man Standing Up To CETA

Sujata Dey | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Paul Magnette is not a household name in Canada, but he should be: he is best known for making Chrystia Freeland, our former Trade Minister, cry. Magnette, minister-president of Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region, raised the ire of the international economic community: How dare a small region like Wallonia bring down the work of 28 other countries? And how dare he challenge a free trade agreement? Well, here's the thing: He vows to do so again.

Supporting Free Trade Deals Isn't Progressive

Maude Barlow | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

For as much as a government wishes to enact progressive policies, trade agreements -- such as the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- curtail their abilities to redistribute income and legislate for the common interest. These deals are vectors of inequality.

'Some Baloney' In Trudeau's Claim That CETA Works For Everyone

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Business

Sometimes, politicians can say just enough to let the words mean anything to anyone.

If Trudeau Really Blames Corporate Elites, Why Did He Sign CETA?

Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

The Trudeau government has been calling CETA the "most progressive" free trade deal ever. But the deal does not require the payment of living wages; it does not mandate a crackdown on tax evasion; and it certainly does not try to guarantee the "peace of mind ... that come[s] with stable, full-time contracts."

EU Approves Trade Deal With Canada

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Business

The vote comes at a time when populist parties in Europe and President Donald Trump in the United States, have been looking increasingly inward.

CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

CETA Costs Jobs, Worsens Inequality, Social Tensions: EU Panel

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business

The full EU parliament is slated to vote on CETA in early February.

Beyond CETA: Building A Progressive Global Trade System

Hassan Yussuff | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Hassan Yussuff

When the full text of CETA was released in February 2016, we all thoroughly analyzed the deal. Each of us came to the conclusion that it wasn't a good deal for workers, so together we set to work to find areas where we could either block the deal or change it in a way that would protect workers' and citizens' interests in Canada and Europe.

The UK And Canada: Laying The Foundations For A Fintech Bridge

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin McGurgan

Thanks to access to capital, technology and talent, the UK has established itself as the leading global Fintech centre, with London at its centre. Canada is also a leading Fintech nation. There is excellent access to capital, technology and talent, from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario to Vancouver in British Columbia.

Ramming CETA Through Parliament Would Be A Loss For Democracy

Jerry Dias | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

The federal government is ramming ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) through Parliament in a process as undemocratic as the deal itself. Bill C-30 to implement the trade deal with Europe was brought before Parliament for second reading this week, and is expected to pass by today.

Ottawa Didn't Study How Much More We'll Pay For Drugs Under CETA

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business

Chief negotiator slammed for "complete misunderstanding" of CETA's impact on drug prices.

TPP Trade Deal Likely Dead After Trump Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Business

It was one of the world's most ambitious trade deals.

Are TPP Opponents Racists, Isolationists And Protectionists?

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada
Sujata Dey

Photo: Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians at a massive rally in Stuttgart, Germany against CETA and TTIP. (Council of Canadians) So th...

NDP And Labour Must Heed Blue-Collar Fury That Fuelled Trump Win

Sid Ryan | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

There are lessons for the New Democratic Party and the Canadian Labour Congress in the stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton. The NDP should grow a backbone and learn to more vigorously fight trade agreements such as the CETA and TPP because workers in this country are suffering just as much as their American counterparts.

Dutch Referendum Could Scuttle Canada-EU Trade Deal

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Business

There are about 40 different parliaments that need to ratify this deal.

Note To World: Canada Is Open For Business And More Investment

Michael Darch | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

The combination of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and CETA gives all European companies, and in fact all foreign companies with a Canadian presence access to a market of nearly one billion consumers and a GDP of over US$35 trillion.

Ottawa Must Allow MPs A Free Vote On Free Trade

Jerry Dias | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

During the last federal election, the Liberals promised more free votes in the House so MPs could more effectively represent their constituents. The TPP is an issue that demands our representation. It will affect every Canadian, but will have specific and diverse impacts on different parts of the country.

Signing CETA Was A Molehill. Ratifying It Could Be A Mountain.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business

Now the real work starts.

With CETA, Canada Emerges As Most Preferred Trade Negotiating Partner

Carlo Dade | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

The bottom line is that Canada now appears as the only 'adult' in the room when it comes to global trade negotiations. Should the U.S. continue to fail and flail in its attempts to bring the TPP to a vote, that comparative distinction will carry through to Asian countries looking to pick up the pieces of a failed TPP and gain access to the NAFTA market.

'Great Day For Europe' As Trudeau Signs Trade Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada Politics

The deal's supporters say it will boost trade by billions through cuts in tariffs.

Freeland Still Cautious About CETA After Apparent Breakthrough

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Business

An agreement was struck between Belgium and its holdout region of Wallonia.

Trudeau's Delegation Cancels Europe Trip As CETA Stays In Limbo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business

The 28-nation EU can only sign the agreement if it has unanimity among its 28 member states.

Trudeau Speaks To EU Parliament President In Bid To Save CETA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Wallonia won't budge.