Bill Longstaff: The free trade bust

Judging by the editorial hype in the corporate press and among Conservative politicians, the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was the greatest boon to this country since the fur trade. When the agreement celebrated its 25th anniversary in October, International Trade Minister Ed Fast claimed opponents of such agreements are “denying Canadians an opportunity to benefit ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Council of Canadians: We need a “Great Free Trade Debate” on Canada-EU trade deal

On the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the Council of Canadians is calling on provinces to follow the Quebec government’s lead by holding immediate public consultations on this generation’s big deal – the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). “The Great Free Trade Debate never ended; it rages ...