Unions and others who believe the public good should come ahead of corporate profits must continue to fight to protect public services.
A short pamphlet summarizing how trade and investment agreements threaten public services.
An overview of how international trade and investment agreements pose a threat to public services.
"Canada and the E.U. should continue to support a type of economy which profits more than just the privileged few."
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): not the progressive deal Canadians were promised.
Final text weakens and nullifies protections against work discrimination
“Most of the long-term problems with NAFTA that have caused so much grief were not fixed,” says Larry Brown. “We’ll still lose factories to right-to-work states and we’ll still face wage stagnation caused by direct competition with lower wage countries, both the US and Mexico."
This is a bad deal for Canadians. Even the government, trying to prove this is a good deal, released a study that proves the opposite. The so-called benefits of the TPP are so minor that we need a magnifying glass to see them, while the loss of jobs and the stagnation of wages will be unfortunately far too easy to spot.
"We do not need our government to be bullied into a bad trade deal." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership is an affront to democracy and a threat to economic equality. It will create a private court system for foreign investors, giving them the right to sue democratically elected governments. And it will rig the Canadian economy in favour of powerful corporations. It is an outright betrayal of workers. It will do nothing to stop climate change, and it will certainly exacerbate income and wealth inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President