The promise that free trade would induce more trade, productivity growth and higher incomes is not remotely supported by the aggregate economic data.
Canada remembers a milestone this week -- the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Claude Vaillancourt, president of ATTAC-Quebec, writes that the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, is not but should be an important issue in the provincial election.
Canada has been invited to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, initiated several years ago. Let's take a breath and ask a few concrete questions about the whole TPP process.
David J. Climenhaga
It's not a big step from administering public health care in two tiers -- a neglected public system and a pampered private sector -- to an honest-to-gosh two-tier system.
President Calderon launched his war on drugs shortly after he came into office in December 2006. He brought the army out onto the streets and began a campaign of confrontation with drug cartels.
NDP leadership contender Thomas Mulcair has boxed himself in by saying he supports NAFTA. Many party activists who had been looking forward to his entry into the race are going to be disappointed.
The Harper government is about to substantially increase Canada's national economic "exposure" to Europe, at the very moment when financial advisers recommend we head in the other direction.
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by Catherine A. Traywick
Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fueling unauthorized immigration and the connections are worth examining...
The record-setting $130-million NAFTA settlement with AbitibiBowater has effectively privatized Canada's water by allowing foreign investors to assert a proprietary claim to water permits.