Trade

February 15, 2017

CETA was passed with no evidence whatsoever of any benefit arising for the people of either the EU or Canada.  CETA is good because it is good, and it is good because it is good.  One can hear more sophisticated reasoning in almost any kindergarten class.

Ottawa (15 Feb. 2017) — The CETA Scorecard stands at Multinational Corporations 1, the People 0. But the game isn’t nearly over.

February 9, 2017

“Last federal election Canadians voted overwhelmingly against policies that fuel income inequality. Now a federal government advisory council is making recommendations that fly in the face of what Canadians voted for.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

October 19, 2016

"The negotiators cannot ignore and devalue the reasonable and legitimate criticisms that have been continually raised by citizens throughout Canada and Europe.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

September 15, 2016

Canada must not ratify ‘fundamentally flawed’ European trade pact.

September 15, 2016

The release of the promised study on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) does not address most concerns about the proposed international trade agreement.

August 15, 2016

New report prepared by legal experts and published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives find that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seriously undermines the future of Canada's public post office.

August 5, 2016

"The TPP copyright provisions, if ratified, could potentially “lead to millions of dollars in roy­alty payments being transferred out of Canada, the increased criminaliz­ation of copyright law, and a loss of policy flexibility for future Canadian copyright reforms." — Michael Giest, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

June 28, 2016

At NUPGE's 2016 Convention author Paul Mason told delegates that “Neoliberalism’s 35-year cycle is coming to an end, but we might also be at the end of a much longer cycle,” he said. “This new cycle might be as revolutionary as the rise of the printing press.” 

April 18, 2016

Blair Redlin, co-chair of the Trade Justice Network (TJN) told members of the House of Commons Committee on International Trade there is no rush to ratify the TPP, and every reason for a proper economic, social and environmental evaluation of the deal.

January 26, 2016

“We’re disappointed with the government’s decision to sign on and have outlined the many problems that we see with this very broad-reaching agreement," — CLC President Hassan Yussuff