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Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks Shouldn't Stop for Elections

Mark Warner | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Business
Mark Warner

Trade negotiations are growing in importance as developed and developing countries alike increasingly realize that protectionism is not a path to prosperity. Federalism poses challenges for our trade negotiations that are exacerbated by elections at both levels of government in Canada, and among our trading partners. The electoral clock is also ticking on Japanese Diet elections next summer and on U.S. presidential and congressional elections next fall. If the machinery of trade talks ground to a halt every time an election approached, there would be no trade agreements at all -- which is, perhaps, what some people desire.

5 Ways This Election Could Shape Our Digital Future for a Generation

David Christopher | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

There's a lot at stake here -- if Canada continues on the path the current government has set it on, then harmful policies on surveillance, Internet censorship, and Big Telecom dominance could be locked in place for a generation, and hold back our digital economy. Canadians deserve better.

Marathon Campaign Won't Keep Canada From TPP Negotiations: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The prime minister says Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which failed to reach an agreement late last week, are still ongoing, and Canada remains at the table, notwithstanding the dissolution of Parliament.

TPP Talks Hit Last-Minute Hurdles

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Negotiations on a major international trade deal involving Canada appear to have hit last-minute snags in what were supposed to be the final stages of talks.

Why We Need to Talk About Copyright Extension and the TTP

Michael Geist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have attracted considerable attention in Canada in recent weeks as the political consequences of dismantling agricultural protections loom large with a national elections scheduled for the fall.

Canada's Demands Delaying TPP Deal, Says New Zealand Envoy

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Business

Other parties around the bargaining table are growing exasperated with Canada for stonewalling their demands to pry open its dairy market as part of a major global free-trade deal.

Canadians Need to Know the Truth About the TPP

Maude Barlow | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

This week, ministers from 12 countries representing 40 per cent of the world's economy will meet to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the largest trade agreements ever. As talks are rushed to conclusion, Canada is still fighting to have its supply management system excluded from the deal. We wish the government well in its quest to protect supply management, but we wish it would go to bat for other core Canadian values and industries. Unlike our European and even American counterparts, Canadian discussion on the TPP has been limited to chickens, eggs and milk.

TPP Trade Deal Proposal Would Force CBC To Exist Solely For Profit

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Business

A leaked document from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks indicates the CBC, Canada Post and other Crown corporations could be required t...

Harper Hoping To Sign Massive Trade Deal Before Campaign Kickoff

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that's expected to start as early as Sunday.

Obama Urged To Toss Canada Out Of Trade Deal: Reports

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Business

U.S. politicians are pressuring the Obama administration to leave Canada out of a major and controversial trade deal, if Canada doesn't agree to dereg...

Canada Battles Japan Over B.C. Timber In TPP Talks: Documents

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - One of Canada's most protected industries — British Columbia timber — has been targeted by Japan in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Mulcair Calls On Harper To Defend Supply Management During TPP Talks

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is urging Stephen Harper to defend Canada's supply management system "in its entirety" in the course of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Canadians Need to Be Better Educated About the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Carlo Dade | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

Attention in Canada is finally starting to shift toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and two things are starting to become apparent. The first is that no one in Canada seems to know what the agreement is. As iPolitics has noted, Canadians seem unsure" if the TPP is a trade agreement, rock band or new brand of toilet paper.

Feds Deny Trade Deal Would Upend Canada's Poultry, Dairy Industries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government is denying a published report that suggests the biggest trade agreement in history could possibly destabilize the supp...

TPP Trade Deal On Again After Obama's Senate Win

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The on-again off-again negotiations for the biggest trade agreement in history are about to get serious, foreign diplomats gathered in Wa...

CIBC: Free Trade Deals Becoming ‘Bureaucratic Nightmare'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Business

“Something is not working” with the free trade deals Canada has signed onto, CIBC World Markets says in a new report — but don’t expect the us...

Three-Quarters Of Canadians Haven't Heard Of This Major Trade Deal

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It's the biggest free trade deal Canadians never heard of. A new poll suggests three in four Canadians have no idea that Canada is one of ...

Is The TPP Dead? Obama Suffers 'Fast-Track' Defeat In House

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - For the U.S. president, it was a day of humiliation. For international free-trade talks, a moment of hesitation.A dozen countries includi...

TPP Deal Would ‘Tamper With Countries' Health Systems'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Business

Just days after a number of provincial health ministers advocated for the creation of a national pharmacare program, a leaked document suggests Canada...

Australia To Canada: Give Us More Wine Access

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Business

Australia is pushing for greater market access for its wine in Canada as part of the ongoing negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Canada-Japan Trade Talks Stall As Japan Loses Interest

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Trade talks have stalled between Canada and Japan — one of the Harper government's priority countries for a breakthrough — because the As...

Democrats In Congress Just Seriously Set Back TPP Trade Deal

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama was dealt a stinging setback Tuesday in his attempt to reach a free-trade deal — and his own party delivere...

Tories Quietly Slip Tougher Copyright Rule Into Budget

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

The Harper government has introduced an extension of copyright terms as part of the federal budget, in a move that is likely a prelude to Canada signi...

Canada Watching Closely As U.S. Congress Opens Up Massive Free-Trade Debate

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress has opened a critical chapter in negotiations toward a massive, 12-country free-trade deal and the Canadian government ...

U.S. Lawmakers Agree To 'Fast Track' Trade Deals, Including TPP

CP | Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote...