Lawsuits against Canada under NAFTA's Chapter 11, investor-state disputes, are making Canada, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the most "sued country in the developed world." — Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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.
These corporate driven trade deals are dangerous for public services, and protect multinational companies from government control. When the public learns what they are really about, they will not accept them." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer
Impressive start to a weekend of bringing together diverse social movements. The theme: Build Together—Win Together—The Future Is Ours!
Text leaked to a German TV station raises a lot of concerns for the National Union. The union is reminding Canadians that there are still a lot of hurdles to face before the deal is implemented.
In what may be another black eye for the Conservative government, there are reports that the German government may reject the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) over the inclusion of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions.
Public Services International writes to World Trade Organization (WTo) members urging that they not bow to pressure from G20 countries to accept the proposed Trade Facilitation Agreement without addressing development issues.
More than 350 organizations in 115 countries warn that Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) will make it easier for corporations to make profits and with impunity.
" Rights of corporations take precedence over rights of democratically elected government and its citizens. Only by speaking out against these deals, will we expose their true nature and harm to our future." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer.