Blog
Chrystia Freeland. Photo: OEA - OAS/flickr
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Stuart Trew | In a series of speeches on Monday morning, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined six broad priorities for Canada in the impending renegotiation of NAFTA.
Columnists
PM Justin Trudeau participates in the EU-Canada Leaders' Summit and CETA signing ceremony in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Murray Dobbin | 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.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | When it comes to trade and investment deals, the facts mean nothing. The federal government makes its own "reality" by crafting "facts" to fit its policy objectives.
Blog
Photo: European External Action Service/flickr
Angella MacEwen | Pretending that everything is OK, only listening to advice from those who clearly stand to benefit from the Canada-EU deal -- that is one of the elements behind Trump's rise.
Blog
Photo: An advertisement for Wallonia at the Brussels airport/ Behind the Numbers
Stuart Trew, Scott Sinclair | 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.
Blog
Photo: Behind the Numbers
Stuart Trew, Scott Sinclair | By standing firm under incredible pressure, the regional government of Wallonia gave a voice to millions of citizens who feel the Canada-EU trade deal fails to represent their interests.
RabbleTV
Humberto DaSilva | The Canada-EU trade agreement has met its Waterloo in Wallonia. Turns out CETA, which the Harper regime said was a done deal, may indeed be done.
Blog
Photo: Mehr Demokratie/flickr
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | 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.
Blog
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
Brent Patterson | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been promoting the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China this weekend.
Columnists
Linda McQuaig | Rather than accepting half-hearted revisions of Harper's corporate-embracing policies, the Trudeau government should refuse to sign any trade deal with sweeping privileges for foreign investors.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | The Trudeau government is set on ratifying two massive investment agreements -- yet very few Canadians are informed about these deals because of our mainstream media's irresponsible reporting.
Blog
Photo: Council of Canadians
Sujata Dey | People who support free trade agreements usually make one frequent argument: these agreements will help our bottom line. Here are five reasons why the TPP and CETA will not make you and me wealthier.