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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.

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.

It's Time To Make Canada's Relationship With Japan A Priority

Perrin Beatty | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

Trade between Japan and Canada has stagnated for over a decade. Exports from Canada to Japan grew only four per cent from 2006 to 2015, while Canada's imports from Japan have declined. There is good news -- foreign investment from both sides show an upwards trend -- but business will need help to capitalize on this opportunity.

Trudeau Arrives In Japan To Talk Canada's Role As 'Atlantic State'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics

The trip marks the prime minister's first overseas bilateral visit since taking office last fall.

Canada's New Economy Czar Calls For Change, And Soon

CP | Andy Blatchford | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

Canada could be an agricultural "global champion," Dominic Barton says.

Investor Protection Is The Most Insidious Part Of The TPP

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

It is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system that would give corporations the right to sue governments for passing laws that hurt their ability to earn a profit -- even if those laws are in the public interest. Think about that. A government gets elected to pass the laws that its citizens want -- and then gets sued under an international trade agreement for doing exactly what it was elected to do. Think that won't happen? It already has.

The TPP Is The Latest In A Bad Generation Of Trade Deals

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Where once trade deals dealt with bringing down tariffs to allow for the freer flow of goods between countries, today's trade deals put much more emphasis on "non-tariff barriers" such as laws and regulations within the countries involved in a trade deal -- and grant extraordinary powers to corporations to sue governments that pass laws that hurt their profits.

Has The NDP Left The Left ?

Michel Seymour | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Seymour

Since NAFTA was implemented, we have realized that free trade was not just about the elimination of commercial boundaries and protectionist trade policies, but also about allowing delocalization to take place. And just as Sanders is considering to reintroduce the Glass Steagal act, the NDP should also propose to reintroduce firewalls between financial institutions.

Government Memo Suggests TPP Would Be Bad For Canada

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business

Canada will be competing with many more countries for the U.S. market.

Chrystia Freeland's 'Public' TPP Consultations Are Anything But

Sujata Dey | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), International Trade minister Chrystia Freeland has claimed to be in "listening mode." And she says no decision has been made yet. It is widely reported that she is touring the country to hear Canadians on the TPP. But it is not clear whom she is actually consulting.

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.

The TPP May Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

Salman Sakir | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Unemployment and income inequality are issues that are plaguing both countries; so, policies to ameliorate rather than exacerbate them need to be considered. Further research need to be conducted to understand the impact of the TPP on Canada and the U.S. before the trade agreement goes into effect.

Shopify CEO Criticizes TPP, Liberals' Stock Option Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Business

Tobias Lutke says Liberas' plan to tax stock options will harm innovation and startup firms.

Japan Says It Wasn't Excluding Canada From TPP Side Talks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Business

The Japanese officials say they were surprised to learn that they had negotiated a deal with only the United States.

Ford Canada CEO: TPP 'Will Have No Positive Outcome' For Industry

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business

Dianne Craig says the TPP will harm Canada's auto industry.

Canada Should Not Be Intimidated Into Ratifying The TPP

Jerry Dias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Now that the Trans Pacific Partnership has been signed, maybe we can have the honest, open and transparent debate that Canadians were denied during the federal election -- and which the new Liberal government in Ottawa has promised. So, let's have that debate. There's certainly a lot to talk about.

No Opinion? Where Canadians Stand On The TPP Trade Deal

CBC | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business

Forty-nine per cent of Canadians have no opinion on the TPP.

TPP: Innovation Myths And Trade Realities

Mark Warner | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business
Mark Warner

A review of the list of consultations on the government's website and tweets by minister Freeland show a number of meetings with these particular TPP critics. All of this raises the question of whether the minister is hearing the alternative positive case for the TPP.

What's Wrong With Exporting What People Want?

Carlo Dade | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

If you have something the rest of the world wants, you figure out how to profit by providing it; you do not denigrate the opportunity before you. That's just common sense. It's also common sense that you exploit other opportunities to make money. One does not prevent pursuing the other.

An Open Letter To Canadians On The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Chrystia Freeland | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Chrystia Freeland

After attending public town halls, participating in over 70 meetings and round tables, and receiving feedback from thousands of Canadians who have written to me, it is clear that many feel the TPP presents significant opportunities, while others have concerns.

Canada Must Get Behind The TPP Now Or Risk Being Left Behind

Carlo Dade | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

Should Canada not ratify the agreement now and decide to try and join later, it's doubtful that any of the probably hundreds of exemptions and carve-outs that it currently has would be offered again. In other words, if you don't like this version of the TPP you'll be less happy with what we would get later.

Canada, Mexico Resent U.S.'s 'Unaccaptable' TPP Side Deal

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — North America's three foreign ministers will be all smiles when they meet Friday to discuss the upcoming Canadian-hosted leaders' summit, b...

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 Will Sign TPP Deal

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Business

The former Conservative government announced an agreement-in-principle on the pact in October during the federal election campaign.

TPP Will Cost Canada 58,000 Jobs, Increase Inequality: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business

The U.S. would see the largest negative impact from the TPP.