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Trade

WTO compromise on TRIPS waiver is a disgrace

After 18 months of haggling, a leaked counter-proposal covering only vaccines has global health advocates fuming

How to break the bias in Canada’s gender and trade agenda

How the government measures “inclusive trade” may undermine the policy’s feminist goals

Sunny ways for Canadian solar?

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.

How (not) to make a North American car

The CUSMA automotive rules-of-origin dispute in perspective

Supermax case may signal shift in Canada’s policy on tackling forced labour

Enforcement of workers’ rights in global value chains has been a long time coming

The tale of the dead oil pipeline and the zombie trade agreement

Two NAFTA lawsuits against President Joe Biden’s Keystone cancellation show the threats of investor–state arbitration to climate action

At the WTO, Canada fiddles while the pandemic rages on

Temporarily suspending trade rules covering COVID-19 vaccines and treatments would speed up the global recovery. Our government has other plans.

A new trade vision for a Green New Deal

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.

The false hopes and empty promises of investment treaty modernization

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.

Platform Crunch: The Green Party platform

We dive into what the Green Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Demanding justice: Can trade policy be fair?

What role can international trade agreements play in combatting climate change and closing gender gaps?

¿El tratado comercial entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá dará lugar a una nueva época de protecciones laborales en América del Norte?

Los métodos laborales del T-MEC representan un laboratorio de pruebas para la protección de los trabajadores en América del Norte

CUSMA's labour mechanisms a testing ground for protecting North American workers

Will the Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade agreement usher in a new era for labour protections in North America?

The Lac-Mégantic oil train catastrophe eight years later: Justice still denied

Forty-seven people died that night—their hopes and dreams obliterated, future wiped out.

A Canada–U.K. deal that protects Big Oil? We should be cheesed off.

A post-CETA free trade deal with the United Kingdom should facilitate decarbonization and a just transition, not get in the way.

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