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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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NAFTA serves corporations: Civil Society will hold their own discussions in Mexico City May 26-28th

Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto – May 24, 2017 – While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland undertakes private NAFTA renegotiation meetings in Mexico City, civil society will also hold their own discussions in the same city from May 26-28th. Networks from Canada and Quebec, representing labour unions; Indigenous, farmers, and migrant groups; environmentalists; women’s organizations; international solidarity groups; […]

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Trade Justice Network on the Revived TPP Talks

On May 2 and 3, high level negotiators from 11 countries met in Toronto behind closed doors at an undisclosed location in an attempt to revive the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The renewed talks sparked protest from the Trade Justice Network and other civil society organizations, calling these secret negotiations absurd and undemocratic. Trade Justice Network (TJN) Co-Chair […]

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Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Joint Media Release As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships May 2, 2017 – High level negotiators from 11 countries are meeting in Toronto in an attempt to resuscitate the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership. […]

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Call-Out for Trinational Meeting of Social Movements From Canada, Mexico and the United States on NAFTA

May 26 and 27, 2017 at the Palacio de Minería, Calle Tacuba 5 in the Historic Centre of Mexico City “We call on social movements, trade unions, farmers, indigenous nations, migrants, environmentalists, human rights groups and all other interested sectors/organizations from Mexico, United States and Canada to come together to strengthen trinational work in the […]

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Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject CETA

Over 450 European and Canadian civil society groups urge legislators to reject CETA

Over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade […]

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