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CETA is a poison pill for our health care system

Changes to patent protection in CETA will cost our public health care system between $800 million to $1.7 billion annually.

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Did Canada cave on the pharmaceutical patent ISDS issue in CETA?

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For the second time in less than a year, Canada and the EU have announced that they reached agreement on the Canada – EU Trade Agreement. Back in October 2013, there was an announcement of an agreement "in principle." The announcement did not include a release of the text and the parties said there was still further work to be done on drafting and legal analysis. Tuesday brought another announcement of an agreement on the text.

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| August 8, 2014
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Free access to online information under threat from TPP

August 1, 2014
| Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership are being kept secret but there are clues about what may be in store for Canada if we look at Australia's experience with AUSFTA.
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July 31, 2014 |
The news that the proposed Canada-European trade deal, and its dangerous provisions that threaten vital public services, is being nixed by Germany is welcomed by a lot of people.
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Free-traders panic over German challenge to investor-state dispute-settlement

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In my many years documenting and critiquing the overblown claims of free trade proponents about the supposedly self-regulating, efficiency-promoting, mutually benefiting effects of globalization, I've encountered some real doozies. (My PhD dissertation consisted of a critique of the theoretical and empirical basis of neoclassical CGE trade models, and the construction of quantitative models based on alternative theoretical foundations; I've never been able to lock up that nerdy side of my personality ever since!) The more troubled the global economy becomes, despite (or because of) decades of free trade medicine, the more rose-coloured are the predictions of the gains expected from the next free trade deal. The promised gains from trade are always just aroun

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