Canada Tpp

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...

Modern Copyright Extremism Will Kill Creativity As We Know it

Eva Prkachin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Eva Prkachin

Music, much like all art and cultural productions, thrives because musicians are constantly borrowing, sharing, and reacting. Slap a copyright on a chord progression, melody, riff, or a tone and watch the endless variety, one of the most beloved qualities of music and the 21st Century, wither. That's why we're fighting back against TPP copyright extremism.

Canada A Piracy ‘Haven,' Hosts Some Of World's Biggest Illegal Sites: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada has allowed itself to become a “haven” for online piracy, and the country’s inaction on the issue is forcing other countries to censor Ca...

U.S's ‘Mickey Mouse Protection Act' May Be Headed For Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

The U.S.’s controversial “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” -- the name given by critics to a particularly strong copyright term law -- may be coming...

What's Sony's Beef With Google?

Eva Prkachin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Business
Eva Prkachin

Sony, along with a number of other major Hollywood studios and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have been desperately trying to force Google to block search results that enable Internet users to illegally download their protected material. They want to create a situation where Internet service providers can block access to whole websites in an effort to prevent piracy.

Asia-Pacific Trade Deal Inching Closer

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 11 other world leaders said Monday they're inching ever closer to an agreement on the proposed Asia...

Obama Urged To Toss Canada Out Of Trade Talks

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canada should be tossed out of negotiations on a major multinational free trade deal if its government doesn’t agree to open up the agricultural sec...

The TPP Censorship Circus Could Change The Way We Use The Internet Forever

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

In today's world where digital innovation is driven by the ability to access and leverage the open Internet, the TPP proposes regressive Internet regulations that would be imposed on 12 countries party to the agreement (including Canada) by unaccountable U.S. conglomerates, with little to no meaningful consultation with the public.

Canada In Trade Talks With Country That's Planning To Execute Gays

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Business

Ottawa is host this week to the latest round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-country trading bloc that would include P...

Shh: Abnormally Secretive Free Trade Talks Take Place In Ottawa

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Business

Negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have long been a guarded secret, but critics say the Harper government went the extra mile to ke...

This Secret Trade Deal Contains Threats to Public Health

Stephen Cornish | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Business
Stephen Cornish

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is being negotiated in secret, but leaked documents from the negotiations have revealed that the United States is pushing hard for strict intellectual property rules that would protect the profits of pharmaceutical companies at the expense of patients. These rules would extend patent monopolies and delay the introduction of cheaper generic drugs, allowing the big brand-name drug companies to maintain their high prices for longer periods of time. This would put lifesaving medicines out of reach for millions of poor people around the world. It could also lead to higher drug prices here at home.

Latest Hot Trend In Washington? Dissing NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - There's been lots of talk this week from the U.S. administration about NAFTA's shortcomings and the ways it can be fixed.Make no mistake:...