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North America Free Trade Agreement | US-Mexico-Canada Agreement


TransCanada, this is what democracy looks like
Canadian company TransCanada’s announcement that it will sue the American people for $15 billion perfectly illustrates how today’s corporate-empowering trade policies threaten the way democracy is supposed to work.
This NAFTA lawsuit over Keystone XL proves ‘free trade’ deals kill democracy
‘The idea that some trade agreement should force us to overheat the planet’s atmosphere is, quite simply, insane.’
Libre-échange contre climat : la plainte de TransCanada contre l’État fédéral américain confirme les craintes des mouvements citoyens
La cohabitation entre le régime international de commerce et d’investissement actuel et l’ambition prétendue de lutter contre le changement climatique est impossible.
Keystone XL rejection leads TransCanada to sue Obama administration
Calgary-based company alleges U.S. president exceeded his constitutional powers
Resolute Forest Products sues for $70M over Port Hawkesbury aid
NAFTA action comes after closure of Laurentide mill blamed on Nova Scotian mill.
Canada and Mexico win trade ruling over US livestock law
Canada and Mexico have won a trade victory over US law requiring country of origin labelling on beef and pork.
Free trade: the hidden costs to our oceans and climate
With almost half of our carbon emissions and over 90 percent of our planet’s warming being absorbed by the ocean, the cheap goods on our grocery store shelves might not be such a good deal after all.
What a new NAFTA complaint can tell us about the TPP
A coalition of U.S. and Mexican labor and civil society groups are taking an unprecedented legal approach to protect workers’ rights that will test the strength of labor protections in international trade agreements.
NAFTA panel could rule on investor-state challenge targeting Ontario this month
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is suing Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for $700 million in future lost profit.
Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP
There are many lessons from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that are relevant to the current debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Legendary Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is suing Ontario for $700 million over wind power
Pickens is using his rights under the North American Free Trade Agreement to bring claims against the Canadian province of Ontario.
Libre-échange : des effets difficiles à mesurer sur l’emploi
Les conséquences des accords multilatéraux sur le commerce mondial et l’économie sont loin de faire consensus.
Murray Rankin v. Canada
Rankin acted on behalf of an American mining corporation in its successful bid to sue Canada using NAFTA.
NAFTA and FIPA could derail the COP21 Paris climate change agreement, report claims
Ahead of the Paris climate change talks, a new report argues that international trade deal contracts must be amended to ward off lawsuits that could potentially scuttle any agreements reached on climate change.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Renegotiating NAFTA by the back door
For years, trade and justice activists have proposed renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to address some of the deal’s most damaging features: for example, by removing the anti-democratic investor-state dispute settlement provisions of Chapter 11, linking trade benefits to genuine protections for human and labour rights (all the more important given the deteriorating democratic situation in Mexico), and establishing a continent-wide strategy for auto investment and production.
Resisting the ‘law of greed’
There has been an explosive increase of cases of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Modern investor-state disputes often revolve around public policy measures and implicate sensitive issues such as health and environmental protection
NAFTA impact: your Oreo cookies made in Mexico, not Chicago
Starting soon, as a result of the firm’s drive for higher profits and lower wages, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago. And it’s all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Trans­Pacific Partnership: a neoliberal escalation
The outcome of such a process, based on what we know so far, is what one might reasonably expect: “a wishlist of the 1%–a worldwide corporate power”.
How regional trade agreements can spark a fight over Feta cheese
While the European Union and Canada agree that Feta cheese must come from Greece, the deal underscores the problems with regional trade deals not giving other countries a say.
Disastrous TPP being pushed to wrap up by mid September
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not dead. Even though talks failed last month in Hawaii and the 12 countries couldn’t come to an agreement, the last few legislative days left are being used up wisely.