NAFTA has been key to the transformation of Canada, enabling corporations to become more dominant economically and politically, while rendering our labour force increasingly vulnerable and insecure.
On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, International Trade minister Chrystia Freeland has claimed to be in "listening mode." But it is not clear whom she is actually consulting.
There are signs that some countries are trying to get governing power back from transnational corporations. But no country seems as determined as Canada to jettison the powers of government.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has presented her proposals to resolve the investor-state dispute settlement controversy in the U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
CETA is no simple trade deal about lowering tariffs. Comprising the heart of it is an extensive set of provisions that will enshrine the rights of corporations over those of individual human beings.
There are a number of reasons to be concerned about the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The first one is that it isn't just a trade deal.
A CETA without ISDS is certainly better than one with it. And the blow to the credibility and legitimacy of this very negative feature of globalization is welcome and helpful.
As Canadian-based civil society organizations working for social and environmental justice as well as human and labour rights, we strongly oppose the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement.
The free trade agreement with China suffers from many of the same faults as NAFTA. Chinese companies will be able to sue Canada for millions if their business is affected by environmental laws.