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Scott Sinclair | After weeks of rumours, it's now official: the CETA talks have produced an "agreement-in-principle." Here are 10 areas of concern to help Canadians gain a better understanding of what is at stake.
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Duncan Cameron | Harper needs a win with the Canada-EU deal to save his political skin, which is why he is announcing it. There is no evidence Canadians need CETA.
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Stuart Trew | The CCPA's senior trade researcher Scott Sinclair asks 10 questions about CETA. For an agreement that is about more than trade, we shouldn't accept this blatant disregard for democracy.
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Council of Canadians | On both sides of the Atlantic, civil society groups are calling for the immediate release of the text of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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Brent Patterson | If the provinces have already capitulated to Harper, then Canadian, Quebecois and Indigenous peoples will find a way to work with our European friends to defeat this deal.
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Maude Barlow | Prime Minister Harper has just signed the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and Canadians who care about our freshwater heritage should be concerned for three reasons.
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Council of Canadians | The Council of Canadians is demanding that parliament and the public be given an opportunity to review and make changes to the CETA trade deal, or even to reject it outright, before it can be signed.
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Stuart Trew | The Harper government has threatened to challenge the Fuel Quality Directive at the World Trade Organization if it includes a distinct carbon content for tar sands products.
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Stuart Trew | "After more than four years of negotiations, Canada and the EU have surmounted almost all obstacles in the way of concluding an ambitious transatlantic free trade agreement," reports La Presse.
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Stuart Trew | The federal government is about to sign a trade deal with Europe that would increase the cost even more in exchange for "illusory" gains in pharmaceutical research and development.
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Stuart Trew | Over the last few weeks, we've seen several reports of an impending conclusion to the four-year-old Canada-European Union negotiations on that thing called CETA.
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Stuart Trew | 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.