This summer marks the five-year anniversary of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a provincial pact with the federal government that flies well below most people’s radars. Despite its young age, the agreement is looking like a dusty relic that’s out of place in today’s world.
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Corporate lobbying and WTO pressure-cooker tactics killed the TRIPS waiver. Countries must find the courage to take on Big Pharma at home.
Where the U.S. has signalled worker-centred partnerships in Asia, Canada is pursuing more corporate trade deals.
The pandemic, through the eyes of our researchers
What the new agreement gets right—and where there's room to go bolder
After 18 months of haggling, a leaked counter-proposal covering only vaccines has global health advocates fuming
Canada’s trade win over U.S. tariffs on solar product imports is a good thing, but a regional strategy for decarbonization is where the money—and climate potential—really is.
Temporarily suspending trade rules covering COVID-19 vaccines and treatments would speed up the global recovery. Our government has other plans.
To get the just transition right, we need to defang trade and investment treaties that give polluters a veto on responsible and sustainable economic transformation.
A Canadian company’s successful challenge to a precautionary mining ban in Colombia shows how little investor–state dispute panels care about the right to regulate.
We dive into what the Green Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.
We dive into what the Conservative Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.