Posts Tagged ‘CETA’

Ceta trade deal between EU and Canada will cost 300,000 jobs and cause greater inequality, study says

March 7, 2017

‘Under current austerity conditions, high unemployment and low growth, improving competitiveness by lowering labour cost can only harm the economy,’ researchers say


‘Don’t celebrate Justin Trudeau signing the Ceta deal with the EU – like TTIP, it is a ticking time bomb’..

November 1, 2016

This toxic trade deal has been subject to the same massive protest movement that greeted TTIP.  Nearly 3.5 million Europeans said they didn’t want either deal and there are hundreds of TTIP and CETA-free local authorities across Europe

CETA: Canada Has Challenged The EU’s Chemical Regulations 21 Times

October 30, 2016

The Canadian government raised concerns over the European Union’s regulations on chemicals on more than 20 occasions over the course of a decade, according to a letter seen by Energydesk.

In a note sent to the Belgian government on October 19, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) claims that the Canadian state challenged the EU’s REACH regulations at the World Trade Organisation 21 times between the years 2003 and 2011.

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) describes the REACH regulations as providing “a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.”

CETA: Canada Has Challenged The EU’s Chemical Regulations 21 Times

Canada-EU trade deal will result in job losses, lower wages and worse inequality

October 1, 2016

If you thought CETA was “completed” in 2013, and then again in 2014, and then again in early 2016, you’re both right and wrong. The Harper government celebrated the deal’s conclusion three times, even if it was never officially signed into international law. The Trudeau government hopes to finally do that in October, with Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland calling CETA a progressive “gold standard” agreement, despite a long list of decidedly non-progressive provisions.