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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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Making sense of the TPP: A forum at the University of Ottawa

Making sense of the TPP: A forum at the University of Ottawa

On April 1, a blue-ribbon panel of experts from Canada, the United States and Europe will hold a forum in Ottawa on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. The keynote speaker at this free event will be Noble Prize-winning economist Dr. Joseph Stiglitz. Proponents of the TPP argue that it is a once-in-a-generation trade deal that will […]

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CETA: Liberals trying to hoodwink Canadians

CETA: Liberals trying to hoodwink Canadians

OTTAWA, February 29, 2016- The Trudeau government’s announcement of reforms to the Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions within the Canada-EU Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) is nothing more than window dressing. “The minor tweaks to CETA’s investor-state provisions do nothing to stop foreign corporations from using the threat of billion dollar lawsuits to prevent […]

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Cost of Harper’s Great Deal on the TPP: $5-Billion and Counting

Cost of Harper’s Great Deal on the TPP: $5-Billion and Counting

Steven Harper was desperate to get a TPP deal during the election campaign. After all, his last great trade deal, the CETA with Europe is in serious trouble in the EU and may never be implemented. So now we have the TPP. A great deal for Canada, we’re told. Except that this great deal is […]

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Mexican Dairy Farmers Oppose TPP too

Mexican Dairy Farmers Oppose TPP too

The Union of Dairy Producers of the Mexican Republic and the Mexican Dairy Federation asked the government to refrain from presenting offers in the negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which are being carried out in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, that have not been agreed to by the national sector. The National Front of […]

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Harper undermines TPP negotiations with careless remarks

Harper undermines TPP negotiations with careless remarks

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA (Sept. 22, 2015) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shown reckless incompetence with his recent remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and Canada now has no choice but to step away from the table, says the Trade Justice Network. The TJN, a coalition that includes labour unions – organizations […]

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