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Stuart Trew | John Manley, the current mouthpiece of Canada's corporate elite, wants Harper to send a "high-level" political mission to Europe to save the stalled Canada-European Union free trade negotiations.
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Stuart Trew | Earlier this year, we learned that Canada was considering policy changes, pushed by EU negotiators in ongoing trade and investment talks, that would weaken financial and banking rules.
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Jim Stanford | With Harper making the diplomatic rounds in Europe, media interest has heightened this week regarding the potential free trade agreement which his government is trying to negotiate with the EU.
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Stuart Trew | The Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC) has obtained confidential new information related to ongoing Canada-European Union free trade negotiations.
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This Week on Media Mornings | This week's top interviews: Kinnie Starr, Tienanmen anniversary, CUPE's Paul Moist on FCM, and the Canada-EU trade deal.
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Stuart Trew | In a timely reminder of where the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement goes terribly wrong, a new report explains the importance of "buy local" policies to the strength of communities.
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Stuart Trew | The Council of Canadians is demanding to know which other provinces have been bullied into accepting unreasonable conditions in the Canada-European Union trade deal.
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Stuart Trew | The Irish Farmers Association has released its strongest statement to date opposed to Canadian demands for higher beef and pork quotas in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
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Stuart Trew | U.S. energy giant Chevron is encouraging the U.S. to pursue a strong NAFTA-like investment chapter and investor-state dispute settlement process in the proposed U.S.-EU trade deal.
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Hoskins and Matthews to Harper: "refrain from making changes to the pharmaceutic
Stuart Trew | Some provinces are still restive about extending patents on brand name drugs in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, among other issues they feel have not been resolved.
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Stuart Trew | The Council of Canadians co-launched a timely briefing note on investment treaties and fracking bans with the Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory and Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute.
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Stuart Trew | Canada does not need CETA. The agreement as proposed will trade away basic notions of democratic governance for very limited gains for a handful of Canadian export sectors.