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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.

Seed is key to the kingdom

CUSMA puts Canada’s multi-billion dollar grain sector in jeopardy by giving new U.S. access to the Canadian grain handling system and regulatory change processes

It’s time for Canada to support the WTO TRIPS waiver

Canada must help lower-income countries get control over COVID-19 vaccine technology

Canada and the COVID-19 waiver

An unethical position that needs to change.

A Just Border Carbon Adjustment? A Primer

Canada, the United States and Europe are all considering ways to tax imports to fend off carbon leakage—outsourcing to countries where there is no carbon tax or environmental protections are less strict. Here's what you need to know.

Budget 2021 analysis: Does it deliver?

Federal Budget 2021 was expected to deliver between $70-100B in COVID-19 recovery funds. Does it deliver and will funds be allocated in meaningful ways? Our experts weigh in.

Third-party funding of investor–state disputes: At what cost?

The economic turmoil unleashed by the pandemic is expected to lead to a boom in the number of ISDS claims. Law firms are not the only ones hoping to profit from the surge.

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