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Marilyn Reid

Marilyn Reid

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Marilyn Reid writes from Conception Bay South. She is a member of Citizens against CETA and the Council of Canadians.

Published Articles

  • CETA: Time to admit it’s an oversold, underhanded deal

    The squabble between the federal and provincial governments over the $280 million MPR package is an opportunity to revisit what we’ve been asked to give up under CETA, and just what we’re getting in return.

    Published on December 15, 2014
  • CETA, temporary workers, and the attack on middle class jobs

    Leaked excerpts of the Canada-EU trade deal reveal serious implications for Canadian workers

    Published on August 19, 2014
  • Trade treaties bloom, sovereignty wilts

    The federal government is engaged in five major “free trade agreements” that threaten the degree of control Canadians have over their land, resources, freedom and future

    Published on June 18, 2014
  • Players, absentees and spectators in the CETA ambush

    Who supports the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and why? Who might have opposed it, but hasn’t? Are there prospects for stopping it?

    Published on March 24, 2014
  • Forfeiting control and the right to litigate

    The federal government doesn’t want us to know how much we’re giving up for CETA. Presented as a “trade agreement” with the European Union, provisions in CETA’s investment chapter undermine our right to regulate and hold transnational corporations accountable for the consequences of their actions

    Published on March 10, 2014
  • CETA will erode our traditional rights

    In the third of this 5-part series: Canadians’ wants and needs may change in the coming two decades, but the constraints under our new treaty with the European Union will not

    Published on March 4, 2014
  • Opening the door to foreign corporate takeover of Canada’s economy

    In the second of this 5-part series: CETA will facilitate the “de-Canadianization” of our industries, a process that could be extremely difficult to reverse

    Published on February 24, 2014
  • CETA “not about trade”

    In the first of this 5-part series: What the North American Free Trade Agreement has taught us, and the implications of another treaty based on the neoliberal “free trade” ideology

    Published on February 17, 2014
  • CETA on our doorstep

    As the enormously controversial Canada-European Union free trade deal looms, details of the negotiations are being kept secret by the federal and provincial governments. At risk are our natural resources and livelihoods.

    Published on June 3, 2013
  • Sleeping through trade agreements, waking up to corporate empire

    May 11 is World Fair Trade Day, a time to talk about trade injustice and Canada’s waning control over its own sovereignty.

    Published on May 11, 2013

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