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Canada-Japan Trade Talks Stall As Japan Loses Interest

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Trade talks have stalled between Canada and Japan — one of the Harper government's priority countries for a breakthrough — because the As...

Democrats In Congress Just Seriously Set Back TPP Trade Deal

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama was dealt a stinging setback Tuesday in his attempt to reach a free-trade deal — and his own party delivere...

Tories Quietly Slip Tougher Copyright Rule Into Budget

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

The Harper government has introduced an extension of copyright terms as part of the federal budget, in a move that is likely a prelude to Canada signi...

Canada Watching Closely As U.S. Congress Opens Up Massive Free-Trade Debate

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress has opened a critical chapter in negotiations toward a massive, 12-country free-trade deal and the Canadian government ...

U.S. Lawmakers Agree To 'Fast Track' Trade Deals, Including TPP

CP | Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote...

Modern Copyright Extremism Will Kill Creativity As We Know it

Eva Prkachin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Eva Prkachin

Music, much like all art and cultural productions, thrives because musicians are constantly borrowing, sharing, and reacting. Slap a copyright on a chord progression, melody, riff, or a tone and watch the endless variety, one of the most beloved qualities of music and the 21st Century, wither. That's why we're fighting back against TPP copyright extremism.

Canada A Piracy ‘Haven,' Hosts Some Of World's Biggest Illegal Sites: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada has allowed itself to become a “haven” for online piracy, and the country’s inaction on the issue is forcing other countries to censor Ca...

U.S's ‘Mickey Mouse Protection Act' May Be Headed For Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

The U.S.’s controversial “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” -- the name given by critics to a particularly strong copyright term law -- may be coming...

What's Sony's Beef With Google?

Eva Prkachin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Business
Eva Prkachin

Sony, along with a number of other major Hollywood studios and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have been desperately trying to force Google to block search results that enable Internet users to illegally download their protected material. They want to create a situation where Internet service providers can block access to whole websites in an effort to prevent piracy.

Asia-Pacific Trade Deal Inching Closer

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 11 other world leaders said Monday they're inching ever closer to an agreement on the proposed Asia...

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 09.09.2014 | 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...