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Trade Minister Heading On Tour To Save Canada-EU Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The agreement faces opposition in Europe from left and right.

From NAFTA to TPP, Canada Hasn't Learned From Free Trade Mistakes

Sujata Dey | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Many of the promises -- increased productivity, more jobs, more money in our pockets -- have simply not come true. This is ironic because, as free trade agreements become toxic all over the world, Canada, a country bound by a long-standing trade deal, has not had a comprehensive debate on the proposed CETA (trans-Atlantic) or TPP (trans-Pacific) agreements.

Freeland Says British PM Supports Canada-EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Posted 09.05.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau has been using the G20 as a venue to attempt to frame the contentious Canada-EU trade deal as a progressive pact.

Britain To Push For Canada-EU Trade Deal Despite Brexit: UK Envoy

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Business

It hasn't left the EU yet, after all.

Canada Launches Trade Talks With Post-Brexit UK: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business

But the EU trade deal comes first, trade minister insists.

Canada's CETA Deal Has Gone From Bad To Pointless Post-Brexit

Jerry Dias | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

The Harper government has been booted from power, and the U.K. has voted to leave the European Union. Both its national parties are in meltdown, and its new prime minister says she will negotiate her country's exit from the EU -- something that must happen within two years, once formal notice is given.

Canadian Execs Must Plan For The Unexpected Post-Brexit

Ivey Business School | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Instead of developing contingencies, leading firms will disrupt themselves to come up with new business models that allow them to stay ahead of the competition. In other words, the new normal requires business executives to proactively deal with disruptions like Brexit before they occur.

Canada To Lift More Visa Rules To Help Move Along EU Deal

CBC | Janyce McGregor, CBC News | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Politics

The next move toward ratifying Canada's trade deal with the European Union is set for early next week, when Immigration Minister John McCallum is expe...

'Europe Is Complicated,' But CETA Is Still Happening: Trade Minister

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business

European Union's ambassador to Canada says the vast majority of the deal will come into force early next year.

Electoral Reform: What Does History Tell Us?

Kathleen O'Connor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O'Connor

Our current first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system has regularly awarded 100 per cent power to one of Canada's two established "centrist" political parties -- the Liberal Party or the Conservative Party(formerly, Progressive Conservative Party) -- even when their share of the popular vote has been well below 50 per cent of total votes cast, nationwide.

Canada-EU Trade Deal Looks Like Europe's Next Big Rift

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Business

The Canada-EU trade deal has become a litmus test for European integration.

Canada-EU Trade Deal 'Probably Dead' After Brexit: Expert

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business

Many hoped it'd be ratified by 2017.

Canadian Envoy Warns Brexit Could Cause 'Generational' Impact

CP | Mike Blanchfield | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Business

Gordon Campbell says the British public needs to confront the fact that if they vote to leave the EU, it will disrupt not only their country, but the world at large, wreaking havoc on the global economy for a generation.

5 Economic Reasons To Diss The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sujata Dey | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

We hear often that Canada is a trading nation and that, without trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Europe, we will lose access to 800 million consumers and 40 per cent of the world economy.

Greenpeace Leak Brings Transatlantic Trade Deal To Brink Of Collapse

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Business

But a top negotiator says Greenpeace appears to be "misleading at best and flat out wrong at worst."

Dispute Could Spur EU To Demand Visas For Canadian Travellers

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Politics

A deadline is fast approaching.

There Is A Reason The Right Wing Is Attacking Free Trade

Sujata Dey | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

In many countries, there is a debate over how much power we give to corporations. And it is boosting populist right-wing parties and left-wing parties that are against trade. In Europe, many of the right-wing parties are opposing free trade agreements. At the same time, from the left of the spectrum, voices such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are also targeting free trade.

CETA Announcement Shows It's Possible To Fix Trade Deals

Jerry Dias | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

By announcing changes Monday to what we had been told was a done deal, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has acknowledge that a trade agreement can, in fact, be modified in the face of massive public opposition and mobilization.

Canada-EU Trade Deal Expected To Take Effect Next Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Business

Chrystia Freeland says she is confident the agreement will be signed this year.

2-1/2 Years Later, Canada-EU Trade Deal Gets Revised

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business

Controversial investor-state dispute tribunal is being revised.

CETA Changes Make Investor-State Provisions Worse

Maude Barlow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

Having toured Europe and met with both politicians and grassroots groups, I can tell you that a court system is not going to placate European activists or many parliamentarians. Some are already calling it a PR stunt that does nothing but put a Good Housekeeping seal of approval on an already flawed system.

Free Trade Deals Are The Opiate Of The Ruling Classes

Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

We need to do a lot better than sign any free trade deal that comes along simply because it's there.

Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Be In Force A Year From Now: Envoy

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The massive free trade pact between Canada and the European Union will, for the most part, be a done deal in one year even if it is not ful...

EU Quietly Asks Canada To Rework Trade Deal's Investment Clause

CBC | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Business

European Union officials quietly approached Justin Trudeau's new government last fall with a request to revisit the controversial investment protection clause in the Canada-EU trade deal.

When Corporations Sue Countries, No One Wins

Maude Barlow | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

If Keystone XL were built, it would produce 110 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year, which is incompatible with effective U.S. action to cut climate pollution. Ultimately, the loser isn't the big bad Americans; it's our environment, and the right of governments to protect it for their citizens.