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Submission on Canada-Mercosur and Canada-Pacific Alliance FTAs

In response to consultations respecting the ongoing negotiations of Canada-Mercosur and Canada-Pacific Alliance free trade agreements (FTAs), the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), joined by the Climate Action Network Canada, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, the Trade Justice Network, Unifor and the United Steelworkers, have […]

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Unions and climate organizations come together to call for more equitable and sustainable trade

Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] (May 2, 2018) — As the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations reach a pivotal moment, nearly 50 of Canada’s major labour, climate and social justice organizations have come together  to call on the Canadian Government to honour its commitment to implement a progressive trade agenda and to embrace trade policies that are compatible […]

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The Demise of NAFTA: Threat or Opportunity for Change?

The ongoing NAFTA renegotiations have prompted governments, analysts, civil society, and the broader public to wonder: what would the elimination of NAFTA mean for Canada? This question has understandably triggered a great deal of anxiety amongst Canadians. However, many researchers and commentators have entered the debate to highlight that the demise of corporate trade deals like […]

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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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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 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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