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CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

EU Countries Could Face Huge Fines For Rejected Refugees

CP | Lorne Cook, The Associated Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada

Some countries already vehemently oppose the current EU scheme to share 160,000 refugees in Greece and Italy.

Does Monsanto Deserve a Prize for Agriculture?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Sangita Iyer

If you thought our global food crisis can't get any worse, guess who's winning this year's Nobel Prize of Agriculture? Robert T Fraley, Executive VP of Monsanto is one of the recipients of this prestigious award (equivalent to the Oscars) on World Food Day October 16 for creating genetically modified organism (GMO).

Why Transatlantic Free Trade Is a Mistake for Canada and the United States

Maude Barlow | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

President Obama announced in February that he will start talks with the EU on a transatlantic trade, investment, and regulatory pact. The Mexican government is allegedly seeking a spot in the transatlantic talks with speculation Canada may join. But for all three NAFTA countries the pact would be a mistake, as Canadians are learning too late.

Why Language Laws Don't Work

Conrad Black | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada
Conrad Black

In free societies, people must be free to speak any language they wish. Quebec will not make French stronger by trying to weaken English. All people should be proud of their language and speak it well, and all people should recognize that it is an advantage and an enviable condition to speak more than one language. As Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger put it, "It will not be by laws, regulations, fines, and harassments, that a language is promoted. It is by speaking your language in a way that to hear it, others will wish to speak it also."

EU May Introduce Mandatory Quotas For Women On Corporate Boards

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union is moving closer to introducing mandatory quotas for the number of women on company boards after businesses failed to ma...

The Latest Plan to Control Euro Members

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

What's the newest strategy of the European Commission to remove any democratic accountability from the eurozone members? They are now aiming to consolidate all eurozone members on the IMF Executive Board into a single member, represented by... the European Commission.

Europe's Greatest Deficit Is its Democracy

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

Soon-to-be-former Greek Prime Minister Papandreou had the right instinct calling for a referendum on the austerity package. There has been a long-stranding "democratic deficit" within the European Union, with major decisions being made without the input of the Union's citizens. The latest crisis is only increasing this deficit.

Not Too Late for Europe to Back Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Politics
Kathryn Marshall

If there's any oil that Europeans should be worried about, it's all the bloody conflict oil entering its borders and that it will continue to depend on as long as they insist on closing their doors to ethical, Canadian oil.

Financial Transactions Tax, RIP

Simon Zadek | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Business
Simon Zadek

Messing around with markets, such as by introducing taxes, distorts them, makes them less efficient, and delivers poorer results. A financial transactions tax, following this logic, will constrain transactions that would otherwise optimize financial markets, increase volatility.

Europe Prepares To Fight The Oil Sands

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Business

Canada's oil sands are facing another public-relations defeat with the news that the European Commisssion (EC) will propose designating bitumen extrac...

Default Looming, Greece Faces More Austerity

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Business

ATHENS, Greece - Greece will have to take fresh austerity measures, the debt-ridden country's finance minister said Wednesday, a day after Athens move...

'Our Financial System Has Become A Madhouse'

The Guardian | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada Business

What we have witnessed is a mass global flight from risk and an accompanying hoarding of cash on a huge scale. It was the worst week in the financial ...