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EEDC confident in Canada's ability to get a better NAFTA deal

The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is hoping the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations lead to a better competitive advantage for Canadian businesses.

Glen Vanstone, VP of Trade and Investment, said along with NAFTA and CETA — the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement — Canada is now also accelerating its efforts into Asia. 260 more words


Politisches Spektakel „à la belge“

Spätestens seit dem letzten Herbst kennt man auch außerhalb Belgiens die Region Wallonie und weiß, dass sie durchaus für politische Spektakel zu haben ist. Damals hielt der Premierminister, Paul Magnette, Europa und Kanada in Atem, als er vorübergehend das Freihandelsabkommen CETA blockierte. 670 more words

EU Agenda

'Free trade' has come to mean powerful interests get whatever they want

“Free trade” has become a euphemism for “whatever power wants,” no matter how tangentially tied to transfering goods across international borders.

In an extreme example, Ottawa recently said its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel trumps Canada’s Food and Drugs Act since accurately labelling two wines might undermine a half-century long, illegal, military occupation. 750 more words

Black Book Of Canadian Foreign Policy

Talk of climate change may be off the books in NAFTA negotiations

OTTAWA – A frank report on climate change in America leaked to the New York Times a week before the U.S. sits down to begin renegotiating… 975 more words


New Article on the Precarious Legitimacy of Transnational Trade Governance

Prof. Christian Joerges of the Hertie School of Governance and I recently finished our work on a book chapter that examines the impact of modern trade agreements on democratic policy-making and the ways in which their effects on national governance can be legitimised. 230 more words


Trade workshop report

This weekend, GMTAN visited Partisan, the exciting new activist space in Manchester.  Taking part in POW (Partisan Open Weekend) we had a stall at the community fair on Saturday and held a workshop with… 318 more words