Mexico's socially unbalanced, uneven and unimpressive growth in recent years offers no upside for Canada, and does not remotely offset the employment and investment losses associated with NAFTA.
Lone Pine is demanding $250 million in compensation for Quebec’s moratorium, which it says violates Lone Pine’s “right” to frack!
With Harper making the diplomatic rounds in Europe, media interest has heightened this week regarding the potential free trade agreement which his government is trying to negotiate with the EU.
Canadian, Quebec and U.S. groups have launched a public petition to urge oil and gas company Lone Pine Resources to drop a $250-million NAFTA lawsuit against Quebec’s moratorium on fracking.
Canadian authorities put public resources at the service of Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration despite connections with suspects in the murder of a local activist, mine suspension, and more.
The NAFTA investor lawsuit against Quebec's moratorium on shale gas development is cited by Australia's trade minister as a reason to avoid including these excessive investor rights in trade deals.
The U.S. and European Union have taken the free trade plunge. President Obama announced in February that he will start talks with the EU on a transatlantic trade, investment, and regulatory pact.
The TPP is NAFTA on (insert performance-enhancing drug of choice here). That much we know. So what are we going to do about it?
On November 7, multinational drug maker Eli Lilly filed a notice of intent to submit a NAFTA investment claim challenging Canada's system for granting patents after being denied one.
This agreement is primarily about limiting the public policy options of government. It is not fundamentally about lowering tariff barriers as these are already quite low.