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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

As Canada and the European Union reach the home stretch to an historic free trade deal, a new research report says the agreement
CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.
The federal government is ramming ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) through Parliament in a process as undemocratic as the deal itself. Bill C-30 to implement the trade deal with Europe was brought before Parliament for second reading this week, and is expected to pass by today.
Chief negotiator slammed for "complete misunderstanding" of CETA's impact on drug prices.
There are about 40 different parliaments that need to ratify this deal.
The Harper government has been booted from power, and the U.K. has voted to leave the European Union. Both its national parties are in meltdown, and its new prime minister says she will negotiate her country's exit from the EU -- something that must happen within two years, once formal notice is given.
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.
The Canada-EU trade deal has become a litmus test for European integration.
But a top negotiator says Greenpeace appears to be "misleading at best and flat out wrong at worst."
Prime ministers and presidents around the world congratulated themselves Monday after coming to an agreement on the Trans