Canadians looking for a job are being hurt by recent trends in foreign trade. An outflow of spending from Canada indicates weakness in the ability of the economy to generate jobs.
In June, 2013, the 300-strong Hupacasath First Nation launched a court action with the Federal Court to stop ratification of the proposed 31-year trade FIPPA with China.
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.
There is a theory that millionaires from Asia buying up housing in Vancouver are the cause of the affordable housing crisis in Vancouver. Jackie Wong, Pablo Mendez and Henry Yu disagree.
The Council of Canadians was one of 125 global movements and civil society groups to endorse this statement of solidarity with efforts in Latin America, to reform the investment arbitration system.
The federal government's announcement on Friday that it is approving two more big oilsands takeovers was political tap-dancing at its best.
Those who follow the business press closely, and listen attentively to corporate economic commentators, are still mainly in the dark about "who is actually getting what" in the business world.
According to a new European report, investor-state dispute settlement looks more like a racket, supported by an inner circle of secretive investment lawyers and arbitrators.
Should Canada retain control of its economy and natural resources, or sellout to foreign investment? One is a strategy to an economic superpower; the other a fast track to a resources supermarket.
Gus Van Harten
Commentators like Andrew Coyne are far too quick to dismiss the need for careful study. This treaty could lead to billion-dollar awards against Canada and is too important to be reduced to spin.