Nafta

B.C.'s New Water Prices Don't Violate NAFTA

Andrew Gage | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

Can the water be bought and sold? Does the licensee have an ongoing right to receive the water?

Canada Needs to Increase Its Focus on North America

Carlo Dade | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Carlo Dade

That the U.S. is changing is not news; it may be the definition of pabulum. But what is surprising is how out of touch or uninformed most of Canada seems to be with the drastically changing U.S. and also Mexico, in other words with North America.

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.

Canada Needs to Get Cozy With Mexico

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Making the case to deepen ties with Mexico to Canadians on the basis of a thoughtful review of the arguments and the evidence of twenty years of NAFTA experience is a valuable contribution to the Canadian debate, and very much in the tradition of sober second thought on issues of the day.

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...

The E.U. Needs to Stop Dangerous Trade Deals

Maude Barlow | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

We Canadians are writing to you, the Socialists, New European Left, and Greens, because you have the power to stop these dangerous trade deals. With this type of trade agreement, we have a choice: Do we accept rising inequality, unchecked corporate power, and lowered social and environmental standards, allowing the one per cent to become richer at our expense, or do we draw a line in the sand?

ExxonMobil's NAFTA Win Over Canada Called 'Corporate Bullying'

CBC | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Business

An international trade tribunal has ordered Ottawa to pay ExxonMobil and another oil company $17.3 million, following a complaint that the companies w...

These Canadian Industries Are Winning the Trade Game

Peter Hall | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

How is Canada faring in our industrial diversification? Progress on trade diversification over the past 15 years is likely one of the most remarkable developments in Canadian economic history. A strong dependence on traditional markets was only enhanced by the Canada-US FTA, which saw exports to the US soar to over 85 per cent of the total. But a big shift began in the New Millennium.

Why Is Mexico on Canada's List of 'Safe Countries'?

Elvira Truglia | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Elvira Truglia

Mexico's human rights crisis is staring Canada in the face. According to Amnesty International, there are six times more reported cases of torture and ill-treatment than a decade ago. The 43 disappeared in Ayontizapa are only a needle in the hay stack of more than 80,000 estimated dead and 26,000 disappeared in the last 8 years.

Canada Is Trading Away Its Environmental Rights

David Suzuki | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Canada's environment appears to be taking the brunt of NAFTA-enabled corporate attacks. And when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions do kick in, the government often rejects them. According to a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, more than 70 per cent of NAFTA claims since 2005 have been against Canada, with nine active cases totalling $6 billion outstanding.

Sunny Freeman

Canada Is Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Business

Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country...

Canada Works To Block NAFTA Review Of Oilsands Tailings Ponds

CBC | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Business

Canada is trying to stop NAFTA's environmental watchdog from taking a closer look at the environmental effects of the huge tailings ponds produce...

NAFTA Environmental Watchdog 'Dying A Slow Death'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Business

Attempts by NAFTA's environmental watchdog to look into the Harper government's record on salmon farming and the oilsands are at an impasse after dead...

Pollution Study First Of Its Kind

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada

A new international study has attempted for the first time to understand changing patterns of industrial pollution across the North American continent...

Germany Puts Canada-EU Trade Deal On Hold: Reports

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Business

On the eve of a summit between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Union leaders, Germany has signalled it’s putting the Canada-EU trade deal...

Ottawa To NAFTA Commission: Drop Oilsands Probe

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Ottawa wants the Commission for Environmental Co-operation to drop its investigation into whether laws are being properly enforced when it c...

What We Can Do About Canada's Trade Problems

Perrin Beatty | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Perrin Beatty

Canada needs to make more use of direct programming with target countries (nearly 80 per cent of official aid went to foreign agencies in 2013, often on a sole-sourced basis). And more should be done to connect Canadian expertise to multilateral development banks and international humanitarian institutions.

A $13 Billion Reason to Support the South Korean Free Trade Agreement

Mark Milke | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

By design, free trade agreements tear down the protectionist walls propping up status quo producers. However, even those producers -- at least those who reform, will also find a newfound ability to thrive given increased access to markets with tens of millions, or hundreds of millions, of potential new customers. All of this benefits consumers, most obviously when expensive tariffs on their choices, from Korean cars to Canadian beef, are eliminated.

Harper Open To Renegotiating NAFTA

CP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER -- With the ink still wet on a free-trade deal with South Korea, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada would be willing to reopen the No...

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:...

Althia Raj

Amigos Again?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Will a few days in Mexico City be enough time for Stephen Harper to thaw years of frosty relations between Canada and Mexico? The prim...

Obama Trade Secretary Sparks NAFTA Renegotiation Confusion

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - A controversial six-year-old campaign promise by Barack Obama to renegotiate NAFTA made a re-appearance Tuesday.The president's trade sec...

Canada-Mexico Relationship Called 'Stagnant'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - He felt the love in Israel, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in Mexico later this month, he'll be met by an undercurrent of res...

NAFTA's Biggest Winner Is..

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Ross Perot may have had it right after all about who would win under NAFTA.The North American Free Trade Deal was an important step for all t...

Canada Should Sign a Free Trade Deal with Japan Too

David Worts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
David Worts

When concluded, the Canada-Japan EPA would create a year-on-year multi-billion-dollar gain for the Canadian economy. A joint study by Canada and Japan has estimated the annual boost to Canada's gross domestic product from an EPA would be between $3.9 billion and $9.3 billion, while the gains for Japan's economy are estimated to be between $4.5 billion and $5.1 billion.