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Policy Briefing: Trade
Debra Steger, a professor of law at the University of Ottawa, who worked at the WTO for 20 years and is a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Dane Rowlands, director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.         Photograph courtesy Adrian Pingstone

Feds could be challenged on international trade laws if it invests in Bombardier

Feature|Denis Calnan
While it is common for governments to pour money into these goliath companies, trade disputes follow, said Debra Steger.
Liberal MP Mark Eyking, chair of the House International Trade Committee, said its study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement could carry on until next fall.
Feature|Denis Calnan
The CentrePort facility in Winnipeg helps a landlocked province like Manitoba become a hub for international trade.
Opinion|Elizabeth May
The door has opened for the first time in a long time to rid the world of the consistently perverse non-trade aspect of all new trade deals—the so-called 'investor-state agreement.'
Opinion|Gerry Ritz
With one in five jobs, and 60 per cent of our economy directly linked to exports, the sooner Canada moves to ratify the agreement, the better.
Feature|Denis Calnan
'India is still an extremely, extremely protected and enclosed market,' says Carlo Dade.
Opinion|David Lametti
Our government knows that trade is vital to our economic success in the 21st century for job creation, for a strong middle class, and for the prosperity of those working hard to join it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised public consultations, but instead signed Canada onto the TPP without having done any economic impact study and refusing calls to try to negotiate a better deal for Canada. This kind of bait and switch is unacceptable when so many good Canadian jobs are on the line.
Feature|Denis Calnan
Ron Davidson of the Canadian Meat Council says the TPP secures access for Canadian farmers to certain markets and expands opportunities.

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