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If NAFTA talks turn ugly, economic cooling could turn into a deep freeze

By Gordon Isfeld

OTTAWA – By the time the most recent economic readings are published, they could already be relegated to the history bin. That’s not only because of the usual lag in data gathering, it’s also a matter of number-crunching being overtaken by political events. 675 more words


TPP Nafta and the way we loose our freedoms

TPP is Not Dead: It’s Now Called the Trade In Services Agreement

…Think the ideas behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership or the so-called “free trade” regime are buried? 64 more words

After Fake Promises of Transparency, NAFTA Negotiations Start in Secrecy. And Lobbying is Heating Up, by Wolf Richter

Meet the new trade agreement, same as the old trade agreeement. From Wolf Richter at wolfstreet.com:

Americans aren’t allowed to know what’s being negotiated at their expense. 388 more words


NAFTA Day 3 and 4 Updates - Canada and Mexico Foiled On U.S. Government Contract Access...

NAFTA negotiations enter day #4 today.  The final Round 1 summary day is tomorrow, Sunday.   Information as to specifics is hard to find.  Much of the ongoing negotiation is clouded in secrecy. 419 more words

Media Bias



Thus we have such situations as a Florida tomato grower, who recently lamented that he could not compete with Mexican tomato growers and might have to go out of business because he had to pay $10 or more an hour for labor while his competition in Mexico paid $10 a day for labor. 701 more words

One lump or two? Sugar negotiations and NAFTA

With NAFTA 2.0 negotiations beginning earlier this week, most media focus has been on what the United States expects in a new NAFTA treaty.  While there is still hope in Mexico that a revised treaty might benefit the country (or at least not unduely damage existing economic ties), Ana de Ita, writing in Thursday’s Jornada, believes the earlier negotiations over sugar quotas suggest the present Mexican administration is unprepared, or disinterested, in any new treaty which will prove beneficial to Mexican industry, or…especially… agriculture.   717 more words

Economy & Business

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So, Andrew Coyne, writing in the National Post, asks if the Liberals really expect the USA to add e.g. climate change or indigenous rights to NAFTA or, he wonders, are they setting up the talks to fail? 713 more words

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