This new investment pact will give Chinese firms in Canada and Canadian firms in China 31 years of "protection" -- from environmental, human rights or resource conservation measures they don't like.
A new report on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) concludes that the agreement's benefits for Nova Scotia are being oversold, while its costs and consequences are minimized.
The promise that free trade would induce more trade, productivity growth and higher incomes is not remotely supported by the aggregate economic data.
The Trade Justice Network and Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC) co-hosted a media teleconference on parts of the Canada-EU trade deal that have become controversial in Europe.
Quebec's offer to shed light on CETA negotiations, as modest as it might be, is an example other provinces should be required to follow.
Patent term extension and other new monopoly rights in CETA for brand name pharmaceutical companies are among the most controversial aspects of the Canada-EU trade deal.
The Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC) has sent a questionnaire on the Canada-EU trade negotiations to political parties competing in the Quebec election.
In April 2012, the Harper government launched a propaganda campaign in response to growing criticism of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
According to the Toronto Star's Internet law columnist Michael Geist, Canada and the European Union are trying to ratify the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement through the backdoor.
We will be told, of course, that this deal too will enhance trade, will enrich Canadians and will be good for our economy. If this deal follows the usual pattern, none of it will be true.