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Sujata Dey | People who support free trade agreements usually make one frequent argument: these agreements will help our bottom line. Here are five reasons why the TPP and CETA will not make you and me wealthier.
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Ed Finn | This is Part 2 of a three-part series that examines the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
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Murray Dobbin | Since the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in 1988, promoters of investment protection agreements have held sway. But 30 years after the first experiment, signs of resistence are growing.
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Jim Stanford | If trade deals are the key to trade success, why is it that the more of them we implement, the worse our trade becomes? Perhaps the deals are doing more harm than good.
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Scott Sinclair | It is simply not true that there is a crisis in Canada's internal trade relations that is undermining our international competitiveness. It is a myth -- like unicorns and the Easter Bunny.
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Fernando Arce | Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the constituent office of the Ministry of International Trade in Toronto to condemn Canada's commercial involvement with Honduras.
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Scott Sinclair | 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.
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Murray Dobbin | What are we to make of the Trudeau government's erratic attitude towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership? So far the consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble of trade officials.
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Murray Dobbin | Place your bets. Will Justin Trudeau and his economic advisers choose a neo-Keynesian approach to the growing economic disaster or will they stick to the stock neoliberal ideology?
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Brent Patterson | Resolute Forest (formerly known as AbitibiBowater) is launching its second NAFTA Chapter 11 challenge within five years against Canada.
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Brent Patterson | With negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now completed, what hurdles does it face in the ratification process?
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Scott Sinclair | The release of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership text shows that the trade deal has worrying implications for Canada, binding our country to a regulatory regime that would lock in high drug costs.