Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have jumped right into the deep end of NAFTA: undertaking a wholesale renegotiation of what is by far Canada's most important trade relationship. Why?
Moving beyond analyses of SYRIZA, the real lessons should be learned from popular movements
When governments try to protect the environment or promote the local economy, free trade agreements allow companies to sue for billions of dollars for lost profits. Murray Dobbin explains how.
There are signs that some countries are trying to get governing power back from transnational corporations. But no country seems as determined as Canada to jettison the powers of government.
What you don't know about free trade: the uses and abuses of investor-state arbitration. Or, how a Canadian company is suing El Salvador for $301 million.
Export Development Canada claims it will help us capture a few more crumbs from the auto industry's southward migration. Its convoluted logic highlights the contradictions of Canada's whole approach.
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Getting up to speed on corporate rights protections? Jim Stanford has prepared some background notes on the quasi-judicial kangaroo court system that is investor-state dispute settlement.
The defining features of the Canadian economy during the NAFTA era have been slower GDP growth, a surge in corporate concentration and heightened income inequality.
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.