Canada Eu Free Trade

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Reasons Belgium's Walloons Blocked Free Trade With Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business

At the heart of the matter are fears over corporate power.

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.

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."

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.

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.

'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.

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 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.

Trudeau Expects Canada-EU Trade Deal This Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics

It will be a milestone in relations between Canada and the 28-country European block.

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

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2017 | 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...

Daniel Tencer

Why The TPP Is Not A Done Deal, And Why It May Never Get Done | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

Prime ministers and presidents around the world congratulated themselves Monday after coming to an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a "tran...

Canada-EU Free-Trade Deal Not At Risk Of Falling Apart: Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal government says Canada's free-trade deal with Europe is not at risk of falling apart.

Germany Backs Down From Opposition To Canada Trade Deal

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Business

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said he expected his Social Democrat party would back Europe's free trade agreement with Canada (CETA), which ha...

This Has Been a Good Week For Stephen Harper and Canada's Trade

Paul Hong | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Paul Hong

The overall benefit to Canada are such that even the New Democratic Party, which has historically been opposed to free trade agreements, has announced its support for this deal that is expected to increase Canadian exports by 32% and add $1.7B to our economy.

Canada-EU Deal Leaked, And Guess What, We Caved

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Business

A German news show has published what it says is the text of the Canada-EU free trade deal. More than 520 pages of the 1,500-page document were pos...

Canada-EU Trade Deal Finalized

CP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Negotiators working on Canada's free trade deal with the European Union have finalized the long-awaited text of the agreement. The final w...

European Country To Reportedly Reject Canada, EU Trade Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Harper government isn't responding directly to a report that Germany is set to reject Canada's long sought after trade deal between Can...

Bad News, Canadian Carmakers

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's free trade deal with Europe will almost certainly be a winner for some sectors, but Ontario's automakers can expect the mostly one-w...

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...

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...