CETA's Promise of 80,000 Jobs Doesn't Add Up

CETA's Promise of 80,000 Jobs Doesn't Add Up

Maude Barlow  05.29.2015
Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, has repeatedly promised an 80,000 job windfall from CETA. But many economists and commentators...
The EU Conversation Harper Refuses to Engage With

The EU Conversation Harper Refuses to Engage With

Maude Barlow  05.19.2015
Canada's trade minister Ed Fast believes that the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) does not need...
Maude Barlow in Conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Maude Barlow in Conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Sujata Dey  04.21.2015
Berlin -- Yesterday, Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, challenged the Canada-European Union Comprehensive...
Should Canadians Be Worried About the Weak Loonie?

Should Canadians Be Worried About the Weak Loonie?

Peter Hall  03.11.2015
A weaker Canadian dollar poses a threat to imported inputs to Canada's production machine, and to future Canadian investments abroad. But...
Merkel's Political Imperatives Spell Trouble for Canada

Merkel's Political Imperatives Spell Trouble for Canada

Maude Barlow  02. 9.2015
German chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Ottawa for a visit on Monday, but she may not be bringing the news Stephen Harper wants to hear...
Newfoundland Suspends Participation In All Trade Agreements

Newfoundland Suspends Participation In All Trade Agreements

CP  01.19.2015
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador says it is suspending its participation in all trade agreements because of its dispute with...
N.L. Premier: I'll Hold Harper To Account

N.L. Premier: I'll Hold Harper To Account

CP  12.15.2014
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's premier says he'll maintain fish processing rules that could trigger penalties under a free...
Germany Backs Down From Opposition To Canada Trade Deal

Germany Backs Down From Opposition To Canada Trade Deal

Reuters  11.30.2014
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said he expected his Social Democrat party would back Europe's free trade agreement with Canada (CETA),...
Why Canada Is Looking More Attractive to Global Health Researchers

Why Canada Is Looking More Attractive to Global Health Researchers

Russell Williams  10.16.2014
As the CETA negotiations have progressed, our community has seen an opportunity to make Canada a more attractive destination for global...
Germany Puts Canada-EU Trade Deal On Hold: Reports

Germany Puts Canada-EU Trade Deal On Hold: Reports

09.25.2014
On the eve of a summit between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Union leaders, Germany has signalled it’s putting the Canada-EU...
Canada's Free Trade Needs Some Work

Canada's Free Trade Needs Some Work

Dan Kelly  08.29.2014
In the midst of this new day of free trade between nations, it is precisely the right time to take a close look at our own back yard, and...
Free Trade Agreements Attack Democracy And Human Rights

Free Trade Agreements Attack Democracy And Human Rights

Michaël Lessard  08.25.2014
At the Peoples Social Forum, six representatives of prominent civil organizations were heard. These organizations consider that the agreement...
Canada-EU Deal Leaked, And Guess What, We Caved

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

Daniel Tencer  08.13.2014
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...
Canada-EU Trade Deal Finalized

Canada-EU Trade Deal Finalized

CP  08. 5.2014
OTTAWA - Negotiators working on Canada's free trade deal with the European Union have finalized the long-awaited text of the agreement. The...