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Protests during the third Summit of the Americas on 21 April 2001 in Quebec City. Image credit: Personal snapshot by Montréalais/Wikimedia Commons
Maude Barlow | rabble.ca was on the front lines of the anti-corporate globalization movement in 2001, telling the story of the dangers of free trade deals and of the growing protests to confront them.
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Rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Photo by Neil Ballantyne via Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government's tacking "progressive" onto the name of the TPP is both absurd and wrong.
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Refugees entering Europe in 2015, arriving by sea through Greece and Italy. Photo by Jmersina/ Wikimedia Commons.
Brent Patterson | There is no common cause with anti-immigration parties in the U.S., France, Italy, Germany and elsewhere when seeking trade justice.
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NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, October 1992. Photo: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/Wikimedia Commons
Mel Watkins | With one trade agreement having failed us, some are arguing that we should diversify our trade beyond the U.S. market by signing on to more trade deals. But is that the wrong lesson?
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Chrystia Freeland speak with journalists following the conclusion of USMCA negotiations in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the precedent created by a concession granted in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.
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Genetically modified corn. Photo by Maggilautaro/ Wikimedia Commons.
Brent Patterson | The biotechnology industry is celebrating NAFTA 2.0 as a win for genetically engineered foods.
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks Josh Bolten from Business Roundtable about NAFTA. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | As Britain's looming Brexit catastrophe shows, so-called trade agreements are easier to get into than out of. So there was not much to be done but negotiate the least awful deal possible.
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Trade deal protest. Photo: Fee Plumley/Flickr
Sujata Dey | At midnight on Sunday, Canada and the U.S. agreed on a new NAFTA deal, now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly within the agreement.
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a joint press conference. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead/ Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Although the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal phases out NAFTA's Chapter 11, analysis suggests transnational capital has other tricks up its sleeve to challenge the public interest.
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U.S. NAFTA protest. Photo: Jim Winstead/Flickr
Brent Patterson | Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.
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U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Photo: @WhiteHouse on Twitter/Wikimedia Commons
Duncan Cameron | Pierre Trudeau called the original trade deal with the U.S. "a monstrous swindle." The new deal is that, plus a set of unnecessary capitulations to shut up Donald Trump on trade. It won't.
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Photo: Shealah Craighead/Office of the President of the United States/Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | The renegotiation of NAFTA is approaching a significant deadline on September 30. That's the date set out by Washington to deliver the text of a deal with or without Canada.