Free Trade Canada

Media Bites: Will EU Free Trade Put Harper in the History Books?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Prime Minister Harper finally has his very own tombstone-ready one-liner, too: "he got us free trade with the Europeans." That seems to be the consensus bouncing around the Canadian punditocracy at the moment, at least. Everyone agrees this trade deal rules. An estimated 80,000 new jobs, an annual $12 billion boost to GDP, cheaper vino from Italy, yadda yadda. But perhaps there's another story here, too.

Why Free Trade Within Canada Is an Illusion

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

Free trade within Canada remains an illusion. In its report, "Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness", the Canadian Chamber of Commerce estimates that obstacles to internal trade cost the economy at least $14-billion a year. Right on cue, this report was ignored, joining a long and distinguished list of excellent studies that gather dust.

The Darker Side of Free Trade Between Canada and the U.S.

Maude Barlow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

Canada remembers a milestone this week -- the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. Former Mulroney government officials and the business community that supported the first-of-its-kind project are running predictable victory laps in commentaries this week. Well, I'm sorry to crash this little party but there is something seriously wrong with this picture.

Don't Count Your Trade Deals Before They're Hatched

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Business

QUEBEC - The new Quebec government says its support for a Canada-Europe free trade agreement is not yet certain and is warning that it should not be t...

British PM Pushes Huge Canada-EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Heather Scoffield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Quick completion of a trade deal with Canada will help Europe regain some of its competitive edge, says British Prime Minister Da...

New Free Trade Deals Threaten the Environment

Maude Barlow | Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada
Maude Barlow

No wonder the Harper government doesn't talk about the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement much. If Canadians find out what is in it, they would turn it down.