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Obama Urged To Toss Canada Out Of Trade Talks

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canada should be tossed out of negotiations on a major multinational free trade deal if its government doesn’t agree to open up the agricultural sec...

The TPP Censorship Circus Could Change The Way We Use The Internet Forever

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

In today's world where digital innovation is driven by the ability to access and leverage the open Internet, the TPP proposes regressive Internet regulations that would be imposed on 12 countries party to the agreement (including Canada) by unaccountable U.S. conglomerates, with little to no meaningful consultation with the public.

Canada In Trade Talks With Country That's Planning To Execute Gays

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Business

Ottawa is host this week to the latest round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-country trading bloc that would include P...

Shh: Abnormally Secretive Free Trade Talks Take Place In Ottawa

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Business

Negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have long been a guarded secret, but critics say the Harper government went the extra mile to ke...

This Secret Trade Deal Contains Threats to Public Health

Stephen Cornish | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Business
Stephen Cornish

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is being negotiated in secret, but leaked documents from the negotiations have revealed that the United States is pushing hard for strict intellectual property rules that would protect the profits of pharmaceutical companies at the expense of patients. These rules would extend patent monopolies and delay the introduction of cheaper generic drugs, allowing the big brand-name drug companies to maintain their high prices for longer periods of time. This would put lifesaving medicines out of reach for millions of poor people around the world. It could also lead to higher drug prices here at home.

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:...

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 Should Listen to Australia on Internet Censorship

David Christopher | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Now, our friends in Australia are sounding the alarm about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could wreak havoc on Canada's economy. Australians know well the economic damage that unbalanced and extreme Internet censorship rules can cause.

Canada Caved To ‘Outrageous' U.S. Demands In Trade Talks: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government is staying quiet on reports it has caved to U.S. demands on intellectual property and copyright issues in a new Pacific trade d...

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.

Sunny Freeman

Secret Trade Deal Will 'Impact Rights And Civil Liberties'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

A trade agreement Canada intends to sign will have “far-reaching implications for individual rights and civil liberties,” WikiLeaks says. The g...

What's Harper Negotiating In Asia?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Trade Minister Ed Fast are headed to Malaysia and Indonesia this week, and one of the main issues on their agenda is...

We've Never Seen Anything Like it Before

David Christopher | Posted 12.02.2013 | Canada
David Christopher

What an incredible response! It's been just a few days since OpenMedia launched our 'No to Internet Censorship' letter calling on world leaders not to...

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Empowers Corporations -- and Disempowers Us

Mark Taliano | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is yet another corporate empowering deal that is being negotiated behind firmly closed doors, in various countries throughout the world. Not only is public input not welcome, but even the pretense of public participation has been lifted.

Tories Keeping Massive Trade Deal From Parliament: NDP

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Business

The Conservatives are keeping secret the draft text of a sweeping free trade agreement Canada is negotiating with a dozen Pacific Rim countries, despi...

A Top 10 To Do List for Keeping Canada's Internet Open

David Christopher | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Ensuring Canada has an accessible, affordable, surveillance-free, and open Internet is essential for our economy, culture, and global competitiveness. Minister James Moore has the power to take on Canada's entrenched Big Telecom giants. Here are 10 actions Minister Moore should take to leave a lasting positive legacy for Canadian Internet users.

Hey, TPP Lobbyists: The Internet Belongs to All of Us

Awna Besan | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Awna Besan

The negotiators plotting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) think that by keeping their antics secret, they can trap countries into pushing through a damaging Internet restriction agreement without our approval. What they're forgetting is that the Internet belongs to all of us -- not just 600 unelected lobbyists.

The Closed-Door Media Talks That Could End the Open Internet

David Christopher | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Big Media lobbyists and unelected bureaucrats are holding closed-door meetings in Malaysia this week, as they continue secret talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a highly secretive and extreme trade deal that includes extreme new copyright rules that could end the open Internet as we know it.

Why Doctors Without Borders Is Upset With Canada

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada is pushing back against a campaign by activists trying to block what they say are onerous intellectual property rules that would raise...

Internet Freedom: How Canadians Are Kept in the Dark

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

Here at OpenMedia.ca, we've already been hearing from Canadians outraged that our own Members of Parliament are still being denied access to the TPP text -- access that has now been granted to their counterparts in Washington D.C. We know that Canadians will not accept their Members of Parliament being kept in the dark

11 Things Harper Doesn't Want You To Know About Pacific Trade Deal

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Business

One of the world’s most important trade deals ever is being negotiated between 11 Pacific Rim countries, including Canada. But you might not know it...

Don't Criminalize Our Internet Use

Catherine Hart | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada
Catherine Hart

Legal experts are calling it "the biggest global threat to the internet." It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it will essentially criminalize free use of any website that uses copyrighted material. YouTube, Facebook, blogs with links -- all of it potentially blacklisted under this new order.

Canadian Government Establishes Two-Tier Approach for Trade Talks: Insiders and Everyone Else

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

As the future of the proposed Canada-European Union Trade Agreement becomes increasingly uncertain -- the EU has been unwilling to compromise on the remaining contentious issues leaving the Canadian government with a deal that offers limited benefits and significant costs -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is likely to emerge as the government's new top trade priority.

Citizens of the Internet Aren't Going Down Without a Fight

Catherine Hart | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

As the 15th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations draw to a close, the Internet freedom community is taking stock of what was said, and perhaps more significantly, what wasn't. Developments over the last few weeks suggest that the controversial treaty may be losing steam as public opposition gains momentum. The public outcry is starting to show the cracks in the push to criminalize our Internet use.

Daniel Tencer

Is This Proof Canada Is About To Sell Out On Copyright Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Business

A prominent consumers’ advocate says he’s worried Canada will sell out its new copyright law in favour of tough new restrictions on consumers as p...