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Canada at risk of lawsuits if U.K. accession to pacific trade deal not amended

Civil society organizations and academics are warning about investor-state dispute settlement

Canada and the EU should divest from CETA’s dangerous investment court system

It’s time to treat the novel investor-state dispute settlement system like a stranded asset

Canada has waited long enough to tax the tech giants

Canada’s new Digital Services Tax (DST) will draw trade flack, but that’s no reason not to move ahead with it.

Canada’s double-standard in economic relations with Africa

The Canada-Africa Economic Cooperation Strategy is an opportunity to cancel treaties that can hamper sustainable development and human rights

Canada's options for intervening in the Keystone XL CUSMA lawsuit

TC Energy is trying to use NAFTA provisions to punish the US government for cancelling Keystone XL. Canada should intervene against the fossil fuel company.

Canada and the U.S. are using free trade rules to attack Mexican food sovereignty

Ongoing USMCA case will test the agreement’s bias in favour of biotech companies and genetically modified foods

The UK’s Accession to the CPTPP is a threat to Indigenous Rights in Canada

The trade agreement may impact Canada’s ability to implement UNDRIP

Reversing privatizations, and fortunes, in Mexico and Honduras

Mining and land reforms draw both corporate flack and international calls for investment treaty termination

Canada’s proposed supply chain law is weak on human and environmental rights

The business community needs to get behind a stronger supply chain due diligence law

U.K. membership in Pacific trade deal threatens Canadian climate action

Canada should join Australia and New Zealand in neutralizing lopsided corporate protections in CPTPP

Canada must cancel its free trade deal with Israel

Commitments to “inclusive” trade are meaningless if they support violations of international law.

Why the feds flip-flopped and bought the F-35

And why our work for common security must continue

Three amigos or fair-weather friends?

This week’s North American Leaders’ summit is soured by dubious challenges to Mexican food and energy sovereignty

The clear-cut case against ISDS with Indonesia

Forestry-related firms made regular use of NAFTA’s controversial but expiring investor-state dispute settlement process. Why is Canada opening the door to ISDS claims from Indonesian forestry giants?

Pourquoi les licences obligatoires seraient-elles insuffisantes dans l’avenir ?

Manifestement, la mise en pratique des licences obligatoires est loin d’être une panacée.

Breaker breaker

Lessons from communities across Canada that blocked truck convoys