Trade agreement doesn't age well in a post-pandemic reality, with little mention of worker protections, environmental policy, or critical infrastructure.
Where the U.S. has signalled worker-centred partnerships in Asia, Canada is pursuing more corporate trade deals.
Nous avons attendu qu’un accord soit trouvé autour de la dérogation aux droits de propriété intellectuelle sur les vaccins contre la COVID-19. Il n’y a rien dans la nouvelle proposition qui incite ou oblige les entreprises pharmaceutiques à divulguer les informations confidentielles et les secrets commerciaux.
How the government measures “inclusive trade” may undermine the policy’s feminist goals
Enforcement of workers’ rights in global value chains has been a long time coming
Two NAFTA lawsuits against President Joe Biden’s Keystone cancellation show the threats of investor–state arbitration to climate action
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.
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