A potentially serious obstacle to completing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union has received limited attention: genetically modified (GM) crops.
Dr. Lauren Baker of the Toronto Food Policy Council, at a February 2012 international workshop exploring CETA, noted that the EU has a policy of zero tolerance for GM organisms. Canadian grain and oilseed growers who want to export to the EU currently find it very difficult to prove that their crops are not contaminated by GM crops grown nearby.
A new report by NYU Law professor Robert Howse suggests the Harper government has broken the law by not making the full Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) text publicly available.
Stuart Trew argues, if this is possible and it's possibly illegal not to, then we should pressure the Harper government to release the texts.
Do you think Harper is violating the law by not publicly releasing the CETA texts?