Tag Archives: negotiations

CETA Drama – Ho-Hum

There was flurry of media excitement last week over the leak in Germany (on August 14th) of an unofficial and incomplete version of the Canada-EU economic and trade agreement (CETA). But not much real drama. In fact, public and business reactions in Canada have been quite tame. Leak Was Expected As the final drafting by… Read More »

Are Trade Negotiators Really Up to No Good?

The Council of Canadians, the self-styled champion of the public interest, has blasted governments for their collective secrecy in the TPP negotiations being held in Ottawa July 3-12. They issued demands for access to TPP negotiating documents and, in effect, for virtual inclusion the TPP talks on an ongoing basis. This is a standard ploy… Read More »