MONTREAL and OTTAWA, April 27 /CNW/ - Since coming to power the minority government of Stephen Harper has vigorously pursued preferential free trade with despots abroad and spared no quarter for democracy at home, says a broad group of Canadian organizations which are demanding a new foreign policy and trade approach by the next government.
In an open letter to Canadian, US, UK, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish governments, 20 European civil society organizations are demanding a stop to Bruce Power’s plan to ship radioactive waste on the Great Lakes to Sweden.
Bruce Power wants to ship 16 radioactive steam generators from the Great Lakes to Sweden to be processed so that 90% of the metal can be sold onto consumer markets.
Brampton, ON – Dozens of people marched from the outskirts of Toronto through Brampton today on the second of a five day trek against a proposed 2316-acre mega-quarry to be situated in Melancthon, just north of Shelburne, Ontario.
Most reports on the inability of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to conclude Doha Round negotiations focus on disagreements between China and the United States on "sectorals," or they focus on emerging resistance to new market access demands from the U.S.
Andrea Harden-DonahueGeorgia Straight
April 20, 2011
Global Exchange and Council of CanadiansStraight Goods
New legal paradigm emerging, for protecting environment, assessing damages.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 125 organizations representing 120-plus countries sent a letter to G-20 finance ministers today calling on them to take immediate action to remedy existing World Trade Organization (WTO) financial services rules and those being proposed in the WTO Doha Round that could undermine financial reregulation efforts worldwide.
Ottawa -- In a further contempt of Parliament, the Harper government is continuing free trade negotiations with the European Union this week despite a federal election being fought, partly, on economic policy.
Ottawa – The Canadian government should stop lobbying the European Parliament and European Commission to weaken a popular EU climate measure aimed at reducing the carbon content of transportation fuels, say Canadian civil society groups in a letter sent to Harper government officials today.