International Northeast Economic Region (AINER)
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.
"Atlantica" seems a rather fabulous name for something as unsexy as a trade initiative, but the tale of how it came to the activist community’s attention is nearly as mythic.
Atlantica must be stopped
immediately and replaced by a project that would focus on fair trade, secure
employment and decent wages, according to the Public Service Alliance of
Canada (PSAC). Atlantica is a project of in-depth commercial deregulation and
free trade between Atlantic Canada, Eastern Quebec and the Northeast United
The Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) is joining other Atlantic public sector unions in sounding the warning about Atlantica, a free trade scheme proposed for Eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.
Activists protested for a second day in New Brunswick on Saturday as business leaders met to discuss a proposed free-trade zone for the Maritimes, Quebec and northeastern United States.