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Murray Dobbin | When it comes to trade and investment deals, the facts mean nothing. The federal government makes its own "reality" by crafting "facts" to fit its policy objectives.
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Photo: An advertisement for Wallonia at the Brussels airport/ Behind the Numbers
Stuart Trew, Scott Sinclair | The Walloon government's resistance will have emboldened elected decision-makers across the continent, who must still decide, in 40 parliaments, if they wish to ratify the Canadian deal.
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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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Civil society protests outside the House of Commons trade committee hearings on
Brent Patterson | The House of Commons standing committee on international trade will be in Montreal, Quebec City, Windsor and Toronto and civil society will be there to let them know that they want the TPP stopped.
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Brent Patterson | The TPP would open some of Canada's dairy market to imports from the U.S., but less than what had been demanded by American dairy farmers.
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Meghan Sali, Digital Freedom Update | Canadians have many reasons to be concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But the real poison pill in the TPP lies in its "investor-state dispute settlement" mechanism. Here's why.
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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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"Consultations" in Halifax
Sujata Dey | 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.
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Brent Patterson | The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz says the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens Indigenous land rights.
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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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Photos: Twitter photos of yesterday's protests against the TPP in Auckland.
Brent Patterson | As Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland yesterday, more than 1,000 people shut down the central part of the city in protest against the deal.