CETA's domestic regulation chapter is full of provisions so biased in favour of corporations, it would more aptly be called "Gifts for the Oil and Gas Industry."
Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Just as governments need to get deadly serious about reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, with CETA they are tying their own hands through new restrictions on their right to regulate.
CETA is no simple trade deal about lowering tariffs. Comprising the heart of it is an extensive set of provisions that will enshrine the rights of corporations over those of individual human beings.
The first assessment of complete Canada–EU trade deal questions benefits and highlights imbalances in negotiated outcome.
There are a number of reasons to be concerned about the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The first one is that it isn't just a trade deal.
An attempt to moisten the dry topic of investor-state dispute settlement.
The European Commission -- the executive arm of the EU tasked with negotiating trade agreements, including the Canada-EU CETA and the US-EU TTIP -- rejected a European-wide citizens' initiative.
Canada and the European Union announced on September 8 that they had completed negotiations on the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Say what?
While the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement may be signed on September 25, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive a bruising two-year or more ratification process.
On Tuesday August 5, the Harper government announced that negotiators had finalized the 1,500-page text of a Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).