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Trump's Anti-Trade Plans Pose 'Existential' Threat For Canada: Expert

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business

Donald Trump has vowed to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

How Trump Has Upended Leader Summit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada Politics

LIMA, Peru — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leaders from Asian and Pacific nations - so eager to cement free trade in the region - are leaving an...

What Donald J. Trump Means For Canadian Foreign Policy

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The pressures on Canadian interests abroad will be significant, so long as the United States remains the guarantor of Canadian national security and the major partner in economic prosperity. So what does the U.S. election mean for Canada in the world?

Tory Leadership Debate Turns Into Autopsy Of 2015 Election

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Notably absent was the most controversial candidate — Kellie Leitch.

TPP Trade Deal Likely Dead After Trump Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Business

It was one of the world's most ambitious trade deals.

Are TPP Opponents Racists, Isolationists And Protectionists?

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada
Sujata Dey

Photo: Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians at a massive rally in Stuttgart, Germany against CETA and TTIP. (Council of Canadians) So th...

TPP Poses Serious Threat To Rights And Dignity Of Migrant Workers

Syed Hussan | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Syed Hussan

Incorrectly suggesting that the TPP will mean greater numbers of migrant workers is a form of dog-whistle politics that further entrenches the dangerous anti-immigrant sentiment that exists in Canada. We should instead oppose the TPP because it will impoverish and displace some of the poorest in the world.

Obama To Push For TPP In Last Days Of Term: U.S. Ambassador

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Business

Obama will use the remaining time he has left in office to push the pact through Congress.

Ottawa Must Allow MPs A Free Vote On Free Trade

Jerry Dias | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

During the last federal election, the Liberals promised more free votes in the House so MPs could more effectively represent their constituents. The TPP is an issue that demands our representation. It will affect every Canadian, but will have specific and diverse impacts on different parts of the country.

With CETA, Canada Emerges As Most Preferred Trade Negotiating Partner

Carlo Dade | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

The bottom line is that Canada now appears as the only 'adult' in the room when it comes to global trade negotiations. Should the U.S. continue to fail and flail in its attempts to bring the TPP to a vote, that comparative distinction will carry through to Asian countries looking to pick up the pieces of a failed TPP and gain access to the NAFTA market.

CETA And Canadian Unions: A Squandered Opportunity

Sid Ryan | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

The TPP is all but dead. And following the stunning October 14 vote in Belgium, it seems CETA may very well be on its deathbed. This is a huge blow against the big business agenda of the Justin Trudeau Liberals. Sadly, Canadian unions and the New Democratic Party can take little credit for it.

Trade Doesn't Scare Populists Like Us, But Plutocracy Does

Sujata Dey | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Trade is not something we are afraid of. It is not something we oppose. But we are afraid of the sorts of rules contained within trade agreements that establish more rights for corporations. Agreements like CETA and the TPP are pushing the world in the wrong direction.

Canada To Lose More From Leaving TPP Than It'll Gain From Joining

CP | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Business

The economy could gain $4 billion by joining.

From NAFTA to TPP, Canada Hasn't Learned From Free Trade Mistakes

Sujata Dey | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Many of the promises -- increased productivity, more jobs, more money in our pockets -- have simply not come true. This is ironic because, as free trade agreements become toxic all over the world, Canada, a country bound by a long-standing trade deal, has not had a comprehensive debate on the proposed CETA (trans-Atlantic) or TPP (trans-Pacific) agreements.

Electoral Reform: What Does History Tell Us?

Kathleen O'Connor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O'Connor

Our current first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system has regularly awarded 100 per cent power to one of Canada's two established "centrist" political parties -- the Liberal Party or the Conservative Party(formerly, Progressive Conservative Party) -- even when their share of the popular vote has been well below 50 per cent of total votes cast, nationwide.

5 Economic Reasons To Diss The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sujata Dey | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

We hear often that Canada is a trading nation and that, without trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Europe, we will lose access to 800 million consumers and 40 per cent of the world economy.

It's Time To Make Canada's Relationship With Japan A Priority

Perrin Beatty | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Perrin Beatty

Trade between Japan and Canada has stagnated for over a decade. Exports from Canada to Japan grew only four per cent from 2006 to 2015, while Canada's imports from Japan have declined. There is good news -- foreign investment from both sides show an upwards trend -- but business will need help to capitalize on this opportunity.

Trudeau Arrives In Japan To Talk Canada's Role As 'Atlantic State'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics

The trip marks the prime minister's first overseas bilateral visit since taking office last fall.

Canada's New Economy Czar Calls For Change, And Soon

CP | Andy Blatchford | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

Canada could be an agricultural "global champion," Dominic Barton says.

Investor Protection Is The Most Insidious Part Of The TPP

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

It is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system that would give corporations the right to sue governments for passing laws that hurt their ability to earn a profit -- even if those laws are in the public interest. Think about that. A government gets elected to pass the laws that its citizens want -- and then gets sued under an international trade agreement for doing exactly what it was elected to do. Think that won't happen? It already has.

The TPP Is The Latest In A Bad Generation Of Trade Deals

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Where once trade deals dealt with bringing down tariffs to allow for the freer flow of goods between countries, today's trade deals put much more emphasis on "non-tariff barriers" such as laws and regulations within the countries involved in a trade deal -- and grant extraordinary powers to corporations to sue governments that pass laws that hurt their profits.

Has The NDP Left The Left ?

Michel Seymour | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Seymour

Since NAFTA was implemented, we have realized that free trade was not just about the elimination of commercial boundaries and protectionist trade policies, but also about allowing delocalization to take place. And just as Sanders is considering to reintroduce the Glass Steagal act, the NDP should also propose to reintroduce firewalls between financial institutions.

Government Memo Suggests TPP Would Be Bad For Canada

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business

Canada will be competing with many more countries for the U.S. market.

Chrystia Freeland's 'Public' TPP Consultations Are Anything But

Sujata Dey | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), International Trade minister Chrystia Freeland has claimed to be in "listening mode." And she says no decision has been made yet. It is widely reported that she is touring the country to hear Canadians on the TPP. But it is not clear whom she is actually consulting.

There Is A Reason The Right Wing Is Attacking Free Trade

Sujata Dey | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

In many countries, there is a debate over how much power we give to corporations. And it is boosting populist right-wing parties and left-wing parties that are against trade. In Europe, many of the right-wing parties are opposing free trade agreements. At the same time, from the left of the spectrum, voices such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are also targeting free trade.