"Most Canadians have no idea that this deal is being negotiated in secret under the guidance of multinational corporations with no input from labour leaders, environmental experts or even MPs." —Martin O'Hanlon, TJN spokesperson
European citizens support Stop TTIP call for the European Parliament to reject Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions when voting on upcoming resolution.
News that Ottawa's Algonquin College is offering diplomas in a Saudi Arabian college raises concerns for the President of OPSEU.
Investor-state provisions in Canada-European Union trade deal give corporations too much power to threaten democratically elected governments.
Leaked documents from the European Union suggest that the negotiations for the Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are actually far from over.
Trade Justice Network publishes fact sheets debunking Harper government's myths about the benefits of EU-Canada free trade.
Harper government trying to undermine sustainable development at UNCTAD conference in Doha today, say Canadian civil society organizations.
Organizations representing farmers, students, cultural, Indigenous groups and labour were left out of the trade committee's inquiry. Not one Quebec group was asked to present, which is unacceptable.
"Our organizations say NO to this agreement, which has been negotiated for the sole benefit of transnational corporations at the expense of people's rights and of the protection of the environment," says the declaration.
“During meetings we have had with MEPs and activists in the EU, we repeatedly heard concerns about the impact that CETA would have on the environment, public services and the ability of states to effectively govern.” - Larry Brown, national-secretary treasurer, NUPGE.