The ability of governments to favour Canadian suppliers of goods and services was protected in NAFTA and all of the many bilateral agreements signed by Canada under Stephen Harper. Until CETA.
The Walloon government's resistance will have emboldened elected decision-makers across the continent, who must still decide, in 40 parliaments, if they wish to ratify the Canadian deal.
As governments in Europe debate CETA's merits this fall, it may be time for Canadians and their representatives in Parliament to take a second look at this supposedly "progressive" agreement.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has presented her proposals to resolve the investor-state dispute settlement controversy in the U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Stephen Harper in Ottawa this week and after her visit, some questions remain about the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Canada and the European Union announced on September 8 that they had completed negotiations on the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Say what?
It would appear that when it comes to the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, even things that aren't secret need to be kept safely under wraps by the Harper government.
A recent German television news spot on the fledgling EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership blows up the myth of massive job growth and higher wages from a free trade deal.
The 2014 budget will create a Made-in-Canada branding campaign but the government is signing a trade deal with Europe that will ban Made-in-Canada policies at the provincial and municipal level.
Between September 17 and 19, the Council of Canadians will hand-deliver a CETA petition, signed by thousands of people in Canada, to Members of the European Parliament in Brussels.