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Brent Patterson | There has been a flurry of developments on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) over the past four days. And there are undoubtedly more twists and turns to come.
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Brent Patterson | The rejection by Germany is a significant development because, "All 28 members of the EU have to sign the agreement for it to take effect." It is also notable that Germany is Europe's largest economy.
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Scott Harris | The results of a recent Angus Reid poll suggest that 68 per cent of Canadians support CETA. While on the surface, things look great for CETA, that top-level result doesn't tell the whole story.
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Scott Harris | 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.
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Scott Harris | While expectations still are that negotiators will soon reach a final agreement on CETA, with growing concerns in Europe, there are still plenty of opportunities to derail this dangerous deal.
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Scott Harris | Rumours that the final outstanding issues in the Canada-EU trade deal would be concluded and a final agreement reached have proven false, and negotiations are still ongoing.
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Brent Patterson | CETA negotiations have entered the final phase and the expectation is that Trade Minister Ed Fast and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will agree on the final points on May 7.
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Stuart Trew | Canada and other players are trying to leverage the political crisis in Ukraine to make a case for more North American imports of the dirty stuff: tar sands from Alberta and fracked gas.
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Stuart Trew | An expanding public awareness of the failure of corporate trade deals will make it more difficult to sell CETA as a win for Canada while ensuring more recruits to the TTIP and CETA fights in Europe.
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Stuart Trew | I'm here in Brussels this week for a transatlantic NGO strategy session on the EU trade deals with the United States and Canada.
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Stuart Trew | While the provinces have been involved in the CETA negotiations more so than past Canadian trade deals, their ability to influence the final outcome is an open question.
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Stuart Trew | New York Times economist Paul Krugman is writing about the exaggerated importance of the TPP to the U.S. economy in light of reported roadblocks in the negotiations related to agricultural trade.