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.
“While we still don’t know all the details of the CETA, one thing is clear: the agreement will seriously impact the ability of Canadians to afford quality health care,” concludes Dr. Lexchin.
"Now, unless Mr. Harper gets his former chief of staff to write a personal cheque to cover this cost, the extra money for the provinces is going to come from our pockets, from the tax money we have paid." - Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer.
It's past time for us to reclaim our right to national pride and national self-determination, and send these trade deals to the nearest recycle depot so we can at least make good use of the paper they were printed on.
“We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
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