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Hunt for interprovincial trade barriers is stalling Canada’s post-pandemic reconstruction

Trade agreement doesn't age well in a post-pandemic reality, with little mention of worker protections, environmental policy, or critical infrastructure.

MC12: a failure of international health diplomacy

Corporate lobbying and WTO pressure-cooker tactics killed the TRIPS waiver. Countries must find the courage to take on Big Pharma at home.

Clashing Canadian and U.S. Indo-Pacific strategies

Where the U.S. has signalled worker-centred partnerships in Asia, Canada is pursuing more corporate trade deals.

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?

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