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Trinational coalition delivers 400,000 petitions demanding end to ISDS

October 11, 2017 – As the debate over investor protections was heating up with the start of the fourth round of NAFTA talks in Washington, D.C., US, Mexican and Canadian civil society organizations delivered over 400,000 petitions to Capitol Hill demanding that NAFTA’s expansive corporate rights and protections and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) be eliminated during […]

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Trade rules must not prevent action on climate change

The Trade Justice Network joined over 30 labour, environmental, social justice and faith-based organizations in signing an open letter on NAFTA, the environment and climate change. The open letter calls upon the Canadian government to address environmental concerns in NAFTA and to ensure that the new North American trade deal currently being negotiated does not undermine […]

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Civil Society Summit: Does NAFTA Serve the Public Interest?

As the third round of NAFTA negotiations are set to begin in Ottawa, civil society groups will be holding their own meetings. Given that this will be an important round, it is essential that our voices are heard. The Trade Justice Network is working together with Common Frontiers, the Council of Canadians, Réseau québécois sur […]

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NUPGE Statement on New NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment: serving the interests of industry?

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), a member organization of the Trade Justice Network, released the following statement regarding the new NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment: Ottawa (11 Sept. 2017) — There is great concern, apprehension, and suspicion from labour and environment groups following a recent announcement by the federal environment minister, […]

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Trade Justice Network Calls for Fairer Trade Model in NAFTA Renegotiations

Press Release OTTAWA — A coalition of Canada’s largest unions and civil society groups is calling on the Canadian government to pursue a fairer, more socially just model of trade in the NAFTA renegotiations. Today, Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared before the House of Commons Committee on International Trade to outline the government’s NAFTA […]

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Trade Justice Network Submits Brief to the NAFTA Renegotiation Consultations

July 14, 2017 — Global Affairs Canada invited Canadians to submit their views on the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Renegotiations are set to begin in mid-August. Today, the Trade Justice Network submitted a brief outlining several of the main problems with NAFTA. As NAFTA increased trade across borders and contributed to economic integration […]

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Trade Justice Network participates in tri-national NAFTA meetings in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — On May 25-27th, the Trade Justice Network (TJN) participated in a tri-national meeting of social organizations from Canada, Quebec, the US and Mexico ahead of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. Over 300 people gathered in the stunning Palacio de Medicina in the heart of Mexico City to discuss the […]

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Trade Justice Network Submits a Brief to the Canada-China Trade Consultations

June 2, 2017 — In March, the Canadian government announced that it would be consulting Canadians on a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with China. Today, the Trade Justice Network submitted a brief outlining our main concerns with a potential Canada-China FTA. These concerns include the impact on our trade relationship, enhanced rights of investors, environmental impacts […]

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