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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.

The TPP Hands Control Over Trade To The World's Wealthiest

Sujata Dey | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

The world's top one per cent own more than 50 per cent of the world's wealth. The ability to make policy and to enforce it at the national level is essential to combat the slide towards plutocracy, under which society is controlled by the wealthiest citizens. Mr. Obama and Ms. Freeland, please listen to your own rhetoric. Pull the plug on the TPP and CETA.

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.

The TPP Erodes Public Policy To Benefit The World's Plutocrats

Sujata Dey | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

[Obama] argued that globalization was eroding workers' rights and concentrating economic benefits at the top, that it is now harder for people to pull themselves out of poverty. In the same breath, he flogs the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Come again?

Not Possible To Renegotiate The TPP, Freeland Says

CP Business | Ross Marowits | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

The Trudeau government hasn't said if it will attend the TPP signing ceremony next month.

TransCanada Lawsuit Shows ‘Corporate Power Truly Out Of Control'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.09.2016 | Canada Business

TransCanada’s decision to sue the Obama administration over the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline has given new ammunition to opponents of free trade deals.

Canada Set To Hold Back On Ratifying TPP Trade Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Business

Canada is set to hold back on ratifying a key Asia-Pacific trade treaty, a move that would assuage critics but might hamper Washington’s bid to buil...

Trade Trumps Climate Change Action At COP21

Sujata Dey | Posted 12.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Sujata Dey

When our democracies try to act on climate, trade agreements get in the way. For over 20 years, we have been fighting ISDS, the investor state dispute settlement clause in Chapter 11 of NAFTA, which allows companies to sue states over their decisions. It is a favourite tool of energy and mining companies.

Liberal Copyright Reform May Nix Canadian Access To U.S. Netflix

Michael Geist | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The prospect of considering expanded blocking for copyright purposes validates the fears of civil liberties groups that the introduction of blocking requirements invariably expands to cover a wider net of content. Canadian copyright was already on track for a boisterous debate in the coming years with changes such as copyright term extension mandated by the Trans Pacific Partnership and a review of the law scheduled for 2017. If government officials envision adding VPN usage, access to U.S. Netflix and website blocking to the list of issues, copyright could emerge as one of the government's most difficult and controversial issues.

Trudeau Says He's Been 'Thrown Into The Deep End' With Summits

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Next up: Paris climate change summit.

TPP's Intellectual Property Rules Would Hurt Entrepreneurs: Balsillie

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business

The new Liberal government has yet to say whether it will support TPP in its current form.

U.S. Probes Liberal Platform For Clues About What's In Store For Them

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Politics

"We're going to have to be really sensitive to the fact that Canadians are really hopeful for this government."

Jim Balsillie Warns TPP Could Cost Canada Billions

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2015 | Canada Business

The man who helped build Research In Motion says the deal contains "troubling" rules on intellectual property that threaten to make Canada a "permanent underclass" in the economy of selling ideas.

Mulcair Raises Concerns Over TPP Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Politics

"We have to get back to good-paying jobs in Canada."

Canadian Dairy Could Face Bigger Hit From TPP Than Previously Thought

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL — Canada's dairy industry could face a bigger hit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership than previously thought, says an agricultural expert w...

Canada Signed Dozens Of Free-Trade Side Deals, TPP Docs Show

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canada has signed almost two dozen side letters with its trading partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including an agreement with the...

TPP Puts Canadians' Sensitive Data At Risk, Critics Say

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Analysts say the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal places sensitive Canadian data such as health records at risk through provisions that open...