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So What To Happened To All Those Trade Deals, Ed?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Only technicalities stand in the way of Canada concluding major trade and investment agreements with Europe and China despite growing unease ...

What Canada's Export Numbers Tell Us About Global Demand

Peter Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Last week's merchandise trade figures were pretty impressive, all things considered. Weather has wracked a lot of January and February indicators, but...

Why Free Trade Agreements Grow Canadian Business

Terrance Oakey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Business
Terrance Oakey

Policies that restrict competition ultimately act to the detriment of Canadian firms and their workers. Free trade agreements like CETA open new markets for Canadian companies, but also force them to compete against foreign entities at home. It is that competition that spurs innovation and productivity.

NDP on CETA: Details Matter

Don Davies | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Don Davies

So while Europe is undoubtedly a good trade partner, the question is: have the Conservatives negotiated a good deal for Canada? The answer is we can't say until we see the actual deal. Just as most Canadians wouldn't sign a major contract without reading and understanding it first, New Democrats won't support or oppose a trade agreement that we haven't seen.

Harper, Learn to Balance Your Desire For Profit With Our Democratic Rights

Stuart Trew | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Stuart Trew

According to our poll, 54 per cent of Canadians said they oppose giving special protections to EU firms, "similar to the protections American investors in Canada have as part of free trade with the U.S. [that] let them sue Canadian governments if they feel a government policy, including an environmental policy, unfairly affects their investment or profits in Canada."

Canadians Can't Quite Agree on an EU Trade Deal

Maude Barlow | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

Once every few months, the Canadian public is asked by one polling firm or another how it feels about a Canada-European Union free trade agreement. Consistently, between 70 and 80 per cent of respondents say they generally like the idea of a deal.

Canada Should Sign a Free Trade Deal with Japan Too

David Worts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
David Worts

When concluded, the Canada-Japan EPA would create a year-on-year multi-billion-dollar gain for the Canadian economy. A joint study by Canada and Japan has estimated the annual boost to Canada's gross domestic product from an EPA would be between $3.9 billion and $9.3 billion, while the gains for Japan's economy are estimated to be between $4.5 billion and $5.1 billion.

Moving in the Right Direction on Intellectual Property Protection

Nadeem Esmail | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Nadeem Esmail

Focusing only on the cost increases associated with stronger (but still lagging) intellectual property protection for pharmaceutical innovators is simplistic and wrong. It is the balance of these costs and benefits that are the ultimate determinant of whether or not Canadians are better off, not just the post-2023 increase in drug costs to provincial governments, patients, and insurers.

Why CETA is Little More Than a Corporate Bill of Rights

Yves Engler | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Under CETA Canada will lengthen the time drugs remain under patent, which is expected to drive up already high Canadian pharmaceutical drug costs by more than $850 million a year. Instead of extending Canadian patent laws to more closely reflect Europe's rules, why not harmonize daycare programs to reflect the best of the trading area?

Taking Prescription Medication? You Could Benefit From CETA

Rob Oliphant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Rob Oliphant

It is Canada's challenge to ensure this country is attractive to those who are making the decisions on where to invest their dollars for the discovery and development of innovative new treatments. So while critics try to dismiss stronger IP as nothing more than a technique to pad the bottom line of a faceless corporation, for millions of Canadians it could be a matter of life and breath.

EU Documents Boast Of Getting One Up On Canada

CP | Julian Beltrame and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A European Union analysis of the just-completed trade agreement with Canada suggests the EU gained more than it expected — and might have s...

Trade Deal Bad News For Drug Costs

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The recently announced free-trade deal with Europe will likely cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars more for prescription drugs, sa...

One Way The EU Is Getting A Better Deal Than Canada

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - European exporters will save about three times the amount of duty payments compared with their Canadian counterparts in a landmark free-trade...

Is Canada Better or Worse Off With CETA?

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jerry Dias

What we know about the proposed free trade deal with Europe announced "in-principle" just over a week ago comes to us through leaks and press releases from those generally in favour of the deal. And, already there's reason for concern. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will no doubt contain some good and bad things for Canadians worried about the security of their jobs or the opportunities for them or their children to find meaningful employment. Any trade deal would. What we don't know, and can't know until we see the entire text of the deal, is how the two balance.

We're Having Less Success With A Non-Trade Agreement

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada and the European Union are hoping the momentum of last week's free-trade announcement will carry over into a troublesome side agreemen...

This Country Is Threatening To Block The Canada-EU Trade Deal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Business

Romania’s foreign minister has said his country could scuttle the Canada-EU free trade deal if Canada doesn’t remove visa requirements for Romania...

What You Didn't Know About Canadian Farms

Richard Doyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Rarely, if ever, do we think of farms when we think of small business. But small businesses dot the vast country side as well. While more and more Canadians are living in cities, the farm and agri-food sectors remain economically important. Farms employ 2.1 million people, representing one in every eight Canadian job.

Ontario Will Pay, Literally, for Harper's New Canada-EU Deal

Stuart Trew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Stuart Trew

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said her government would support the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) -- with conditions. The province should be compensated by the federal government, said the Premier, for an expected nine-figure increase in drug costs, as well as the effect of subsidized European cheese imports on local dairy farmers and possible hardship at Ontario wineries. Think about that for a second. The feds will hand money over to Ontario, who will in turn hand much of it over to pharmaceutical giants.

No Changes, No Vote On EU Deal

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians will soon get a chance to view the text of the recently announced trade deal with the European Union, but aren't likely to have an ...

Mulcair Suspicious Of Harper's Timing

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is questioning the timing of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to Brussels to sign an agreement in principle on a Canad...

What You Need To Know About ‘Wayne Gretzky Of Trade Deals'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper preliminarily signed a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union on Friday, ushering in a political process ...

CETA A Breakthrough For Economy: Redford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is hailing a trade deal between the European Union and Canada as a breakthrough for the coun...

PQ Supports New EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Provincial support for the Canada-Europe trade pact was only achieved after a stressful moment over Thanksgiving turkey this week.It was du...

Harper Keeps Details Of Trade Deal Under Wraps

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - After four years of opaque negotiations, the lid remains sealed on major parts of Canada's contentious free-trade deal with Europe."This is...

Althia Raj

Harper To Wrap Up Major Free Trade Deal In Brussels | Althia Raj | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is heading to Europe to conclude a free trade deal with the European Union on Friday. Negotiations over t...