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Murray Dobbin | If global trade isn't going to pull the world economy out of its persistent doldrums, why are countries putting so much political energy into signing these agreements?
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Maude Barlow makes a convincing case against CETA, at the Austrian Parliament ea
Brent Patterson | 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.
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Brent Patterson | The Natural Resources Defense Council has projected that Europe could be receiving 700,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen a day by 2020, thanks to trade deals like CETA and TTIP.
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Murray Dobbin | 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.
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Our allies protested outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg as MEPs debat
Brent Patterson | The European Parliament could not come to an agreement this week on the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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The Council of Canadians and allies have lobbied at the European Parliament agai
Brent Patterson | The European Parliament's trade committee has voted to back the U.S.-EU TTIP trade deal. The resolution endorsing the agreement now goes to the full EU Parliament for a plenary vote.
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Brent Patterson | 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.
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The Council of Canadians and allies have lobbied against CETA at the European Pa
Brent Patterson | A resolution on the United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is expected to be voted on in the European Parliament on June 9.
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Brent Patterson | There is a process within CETA that would promote regulatory harmonization and address non-tariff barriers that could allow the export of genetically modified apples into Europe.
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Brent Patterson | German minister of the economy Sigmar Gabriel is proposing to revise the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), notably its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism.
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Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians congratulates our European allies for collecting 1.5 million signatures of Europeans who want to halt negotiations on "free trade" agreements.
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Brent Patterson | From the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, various so-called 'free trade' agreements are taking aim at the advancement of health care for all.