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June 23, 2010 Canadian News

Free Trade Goes Local

Provincial “barriers to trade” broken under new regional agreements

March 7, 2009 Canadian News

Justice Served Cold

Four Atlantica arrestees declare police and prison mistreatment

February 8, 2009 Weblog:

EU & Canada Free Trade Deal: Huh?

Was reading the less-than-stellar analysis of Globe Opinion writer Jeffrey Simpson the other day when I noticed this little gem:

France and Canada are on the same wavelength on issue after issue, including Afghanistan and trade (Canada and the European Union are entering serious talks about a free-trade agreement). They both opposed the invasion of Iraq.

Canada and EU free trade deal? I read a lot of news so I was wondering why I hadn't seen more of this before.

A quick google search found a couple of news pieces here, here and here about the issue, but this could potentially be major.

I'm no fan of free trade and think NAFTA should be abolished, but do believe in the benefits of fair trade as long as never-ending growth isn't part of the deal.

Canada's trade has been almost entirely dependent on the US since colonization. Would a free trade agreement with the EU mean less dependence? Would Canadian standards plummet on certain issues? What would the impacts on social justice, the tar sands, mining and other issues be?

September 5, 2008 Foreign Policy

Free Trade or False Logic?

Exploring the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

July 23, 2008 International News

South Koreans Have a Beef

Crackdown on demonstrations against US beef imports

January 7, 2008 Features

Impacting Unimpaired

New agreements like the SPP and TILMA are aimed directly at unimpeded extraction in the tar sands

October 21, 2007 Agriculture

The Tar Sands and Canada's Food System

Are beans the only cure for natural gas?

July 1, 2007 Business

Welcome to Ambiguica

Round Two of the Atlantica Debate

June 12, 2007 Accounts

Where is Atlantic Canada Heading?

An interview with Maude Barlow on Atlantica

February 2, 2007 Weblog:

Invest in Serbia!

Some government-funded folks at U of T are organizing a conference about investing in the new, "western friendly" Serbia.

The region has already seen some high-profile investment from Canadian companies. Organizers say that participants can expect a frank assessment of the potential for the region as whole as it moves towards political and economic stability along with membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union.

October 30, 2006 Environment

Genetically Modified Diplomacy

GMO_fp.jpgYuill Herbert examines Canada's international biotech agenda and the government's most recent GM 'victory.'

Canada's International Biotech Agenda

October 27, 2006 Agriculture

Will Eliminating Subsidies Help Poor Farmers?

Grain-Elevator_fp.jpgDru Oja Jay investigates how corporate control of markets goes missing in discussions about "free trade."

The NFU's Darrin Qualman discusses how corporate control of markets goes missing in discussions of "free trade"

October 23, 2006 Foreign Policy

Canada's Quiet Free Trade Agreement

Guatemala-Grafitti_fp.jpgCyril Mychalejko investigates the CA4TA, a free trade agreement few Canadians have heard of.

Few people have heard of CA4TA

June 17, 2006 Labour

Business Without Boundaries

Atlantica1_fp.jpgBusiness leaders in Atlantic Canada say they've found an answer to the region's economic woes. Atlantic Canadians wish somebody would ask them. Hillary Bain Lindsay investigates.

New initiative hopes to make Atlantic Canada an 'epi-centre' of international trade

March 8, 2006 Labour

"Holy Cow, Farmers Really Are Efficient"

farm_fp.jpgDru Oja Jay investigates what the National Farmers' Union says is a direct connection between corporate profits and farmers' losses.

Record corporate profits are linked to farmers' woes: NFU

January 18, 2005 Features

Photo Essay: Zapatistas

education_fp.jpg 11 years after what the New York Times called the first "post modern revolution", Chris Arsenault brings back words and images from Chiapas, Mexico.

Reflecting on Ten Years of Resistance in Chiapas

November 6, 2004 Arts

Yes Means No!

When international gatherings of corporate executives (mistakenly) ask the Yes Men to be their keynote speakers, they are only too happy to oblige. Max Liboiron watches the results.

The Yes Men dish up artistic critique to straight-faced corporate audiences

August 25, 2004 Accounts

El Salvadorans Ask: do we CAFTA?

cafta_fp.jpg "Best hope for success" or imperial power grab? Jen Peirce reports on the Central American Free Trade Agreement from El Salvador.

April 6, 2004 Features

Divide and Conquer: Bilateral Trade Agreements

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

patiotrasero_fp.jpgLast September saw the spectacular collapse of World Trade Organization treaty talks in Cancun, Mexico. Joseph Stiglitz, former Chair of Clinton's council of economic advisors and Nobel Prize winner described the talks as "the usual: hard bargaining, extreme positions, last-minute concessions, arm twisting, peer pressure, tacit threats of cutting off development assistance and other benefits, and secret meetings among a small number of participants are all designed to extract concessions from the weakest".

by Yuill Herbert

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

February 3, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: February

January 13, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: January

December 1, 2003 Environment

Growth at Any Cost

miami_vice_fp.jpg"NAFTA on steroids" a site for protest and paramilitary-style police action

On November 20th, behind five ranks of riot police, a 10 foot high reinforced fence, water cannons, and light armoured vehicles, ministers representing thirty-four countries agreed to a "lite" version of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA). - by Yuill Herbert -

“NAFTA on steroids” a site for protest and paramilitary-style police action

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