This video shows people exactly what we in Europe have feared about CETA. Our Canadian friends remind us that what they say is true: Canadians and Europeans have similar values.
While a reformed investment court system in the CETA deal is meant to protect governments' "right to regulate" it may simply embolden adjudicators into attacking progressive public policies.
Critics say it's an oversized public insurance scheme for companies that are unwilling to assume the normal risks of doing business. The Globe and Mail says: "Where do we sign?"
There are encouraging signs that the new government in Ottawa is ready to break from the worst excesses of the Harper government. But on trade? The Liberals aren't so different.
While countries rush to sign trade deals such as CETA and the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, they cannot seem to get a binding climate change agreement. Why?
Given the Canada-EU trade deal was "approved in principle" in October 2013, one might wonder what has happened to the agreement 14 months after negotiations on it were completed.
Justin Trudeau has proven to be much more bold in his first couple of weeks than almost anyone imagined. But the real measure of how bold Trudeau will be is how he deals with the economy.
Dairy farmers have a lot to lose during this election, and not just on Oct. 19.
Gus Van Harten
With the flurry of new treaties like TPP, CETA and FIPA, the Harper government will expand Canada's exposure to investor-state arbitration from about 50 per cent to 85 per cent. Great...
The Harper government is more at odds with Canadians over public health care than they are on any other issue. And pharmacare demonstrates this in spades.