trade agreements

Podcast
Jun 18, 2015

Free trade agreements enshrine corporate rights

Redeye
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.
Podcast
Apr 27, 2013

Film: Troubled Water

Redeye
A new film by Paul Manly looks at public water systems and watersheds on Vancouver Island and examines the threats they face, from mining activity to fertilizer to international trade agreements.
Blog
Jul 18, 2011

TILMA by stealth in Saskatchewan

Erin Weir
The Saskatchewan Party had repeatedly promised not to sign TILMA. But it signed the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) last year.
Blog
Jul 16, 2011

TILMA by stealth

Erin Weir
A month ago, Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments volunteered to be directly sued by investors under the Agreement on Internal Trade.
Columnists
Sep 23, 2010

Canada and the new protectionism

So long as the world trade system imposes no requirements for balance or mutual benefit, protectionism (official or unofficial) will always make sense for individual countries.
Podcast
Sep 14, 2010
Logo: Needs No Introduction

Water use and abuse

Needs No Introduction
Bill Slater speaks about water regulation and lack thereof at a water issues panel put on by the Council of Canadians.
Podcast
Sep 1, 2010

Water: Commons or commodity?

Needs No Introduction
Maude Barlow discusses the impacts of industry and trade on local access to water at a Council of Canadians-PSAC North panel discussion.

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