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Ontario Will Pay, Literally, for Harper's New Canada-EU Deal

Stuart Trew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Stuart Trew

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said her government would support the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) -- with conditions. The province should be compensated by the federal government, said the Premier, for an expected nine-figure increase in drug costs, as well as the effect of subsidized European cheese imports on local dairy farmers and possible hardship at Ontario wineries. Think about that for a second. The feds will hand money over to Ontario, who will in turn hand much of it over to pharmaceutical giants.

Are We Trading Away Our Rights and Environment?

David Suzuki | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Because countries often have differing political and economic systems, agreements are needed to protect those invested in trade. Canada has signed numerous deals. Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favour the interests of business over citizens.