1-Jul-2015 Globe and Mail For years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government told Canadians that it could not act on climate change until China joined in. Yet, in 2014, the government quietly finalized a 31-year investment treaty that, in essence, gives Chinese oil companies an advance bailout against a range of steps that Canada may need to take on climate change.
Mission accomplished? Not quite. American negotiations with Europe may trigger more changes to CETA
6-May-2015 Social Sciences Research Network
The European Commission’s most recent proposal for ISDS reflects a move away from fake reforms to something potentially more meaningful, but it is insufficient and unreliable, says legal expert Gus Van Harten.
If Morocco signs the FTA with Canada, it will become the first African country to enter into a free trade agreement with Canada
Une coalition unique d’organisations de la société civile belge a exprimé aujourd’hui son opposition aux traités transatlantiques (TTIP avec les Etats-Unis et CETA avec le Canada) sous leur forme actuelle.
4-May-2015 Toronto Star
Canada’s prime minister is taking credit for jobs created by a free-trade deal that may never exist.
28-Apr-2015 La Presse Canadienne
The US Chamber of Commerce is in favor of Canada entering into the negotiations for the Transpacific Partnership for a free trade agreement with lucrative Asian markets. So declared the powerful pressure group.
Shrouded with secrecy and posing a threat to public services, Owen Tudor tells EurActiv why the UK Trade Union Congress doesn’t believe the hype over TTIP, and why exploitation, rather than immigration, should be the cause of people’s concerns.
The Americans have made it clear they have a deal-breaker with Canada — supply management in agriculture, notably dairy and poultry.
20-Apr-2015 The Tyee
As governments in Canada and India herald their progress on a free trade agreement, promising to have it worked out by September, opponents from both countries are preparing to unite in their efforts to stop the deal.
Efforts are being stepped up to conclude a Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) by September, it was announced during Narendra Modi’s visit to Ottawa this week.
El canciller chileno, Heraldo Muñoz, y su par canadiense, Robert Nicholson, anunciaron la modificación al capítulo de compras públicas y la inclusión de un capítulo de medidas sanitarias y fitosanitarias (MSF) al Tratado de Libre Comercio vigente desde 1997.
The International Trade Union Confederation calls on the government of El Salvador to denounce all treaties establishing ISDS proceedings.
15-Apr-2015 Equal Times
The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company’s application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
AFL-CIO and Canadian Labour Congress joint statement on promoting trade deals that work for people over profits
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) call for an end to ISDS in all pending trade and investment agreements.
1-Apr-2015 Business Standard
Canada expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in April to help accelerate finalization of trade and investment agreements between the two countries, a Canadian diplomat has said.
30-Mar-2015 El Faradio
Las dos caras de los acuerdos de libre comercio se citaban esta mañana en la Plaza Porticada.
Australia’s medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday.
25-Mar-2015 Globe & Mail
A NAFTA arbitration panel has ruled against Canada in a claim by a US company that wanted to develop a quarry in Nova Scotia, although a dissenting member of the panel warned that the decision will be seen as a “remarkable step backwards” in environmental protection.
There is a process within CETA that would promote regulatory harmonisation and address non-tariff barriers that could allow the export of genetically modified apples into Europe, reports the Council of Canadians.
18-Mar-2015 The Financial
According to Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine now plans to sign FTAs with Canada, Israel, Turkey, Serbia and Vietnam.