In a disappointing decision, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the investor court system in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was compatible with EU law. Even though the ECJ considered the legal merits of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, the debate on the political legitimacy of ISDS is far from over.
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While the Mueller report was making its rounds, just before Easter break, another critical report was released: the U.S. International Trade Commission report on the new NAFTA—otherwise known as the Canada United States Mexico Agreement. Showing minimal economic gains, the report did not impress U.S. progressives concerned that the agreement not only didn't help the economy, but didn't improve people's lives.
In the new NAFTA, Democrats are asking for progressive changes to make health care affordable. With pharmacare on the line, why is Canada standing in the way?
With most eyes focused on the Trudeau-SNC Lavalin drama, another back-and-forth is going on involving ratification of the new NAFTA, dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
There are troubling new reports that Prime Minister Trudeau is on the verge of rushing the ratification of NAFTA 2.0 through Parliament.
On Tuesday, Canada’s ambassador to Mexico, Pierre Alarie, told Mexican media that Canada is ready and keen to ratify.
It appears Canada will not be ratifying the new NAFTA unless the U.S. gets rid of steel and aluminum tariffs. According to news reports, Transport Minister Marc Garneau told a National Governors Association audience in Washington Sunday that, unless the steel tariffs come off, it will be very hard to pass the new agreement before Parliament’s summer break. What can we expect from the ratification of the agreement in all three countries?
Today, there was a major decision which impacts whether the Canada-European trade agreement, the Canadian European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is adopted in Europe. But the verdict from European civil society groups is clear: Investor-state dispute settlement provisions which allow corporations to sue states goes against democracy
By the time the ink dried on the signing of the USMCA this morning by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump, it was already unravelling.
While everyone is distracted by NAFTA and Trump, the government is fast-tracking the TransPacific Partnership.Yesterday, Bill C-79, the bill to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (the new TPP) passed the House of Commons’ second reading by a vote of 242 to 48 in the blink of an eye.The government dramatically cut short the debate, limiting it to a few hours over two days. We can't let them scuttle debate.