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Canada Hopes To Salvage Free Trade Deal With EU

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2016 | Canada Politics

On Friday, Canada's minister Chrystia Freeland walked out.

Loonie Dives As Canada-EU Trade Talks Break Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

Loonie loses two-thirds of a cent U.S. on bad trade news.

Belgium's Vote Is Proof Small Acts Of Bravery Can Halt CETA

Jerry Dias | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

I applaud their efforts for taking action to stand up for the principle of fairness. They believe in trade, knowing that the factories in Wallonia once sent products across Europe and around the world, but they don't believe in handing over all their rights to corporations just to get it.

Belgian Region Demands Full Renegotiation Of Canada Trade Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Business

"We cannot sign by Friday."

CETA And Canadian Unions: A Squandered Opportunity

Sid Ryan | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

The TPP is all but dead. And following the stunning October 14 vote in Belgium, it seems CETA may very well be on its deathbed. This is a huge blow against the big business agenda of the Justin Trudeau Liberals. Sadly, Canadian unions and the New Democratic Party can take little credit for it.

EU Nations Fail To Ratify Canada Trade Deal, But 'Hang In There'

CP | Raf Casert, The Associated Press | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business

Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland remains "cautiously optimistic" about the deal.

Canada's Out $28M After NAFTA Ruling Over Ontario Wind Farms

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Business

Ontario's policy decision is now Canada's problem.

Canada's CETA Envoy Dispatched To Save Deal

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Former Liberal minister is off to Paris.

Canada-EU Trade Deal In Peril After Belgian Region's Rejection

CP | Raf Casert, The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business

Opponents fear deal will worsen standards for food, work and industry.

Canada-EU Free Trade Deal Takes A Big Step Closer To Reality

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business

German court rejects challenge to EU-Canada free trade pact.

German Court To Rule On Canada's Trade Deal With Europe

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Business

Thousands of Germans have joined the legal battle against a deal with Canada.

Leaked Canada-EU Trade Document Aimed At Pacifying Critics: Sources

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Business

The leaked draft is supposed to accompany the transatlantic deal's final signing later this month in Brussels.

Trade Doesn't Scare Populists Like Us, But Plutocracy Does

Sujata Dey | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Trade is not something we are afraid of. It is not something we oppose. But we are afraid of the sorts of rules contained within trade agreements that establish more rights for corporations. Agreements like CETA and the TPP are pushing the world in the wrong direction.

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.