The Belgian regional government had it right all along on the controversial Canada-European Union trade agreement.
Opposition to CETA is increasingly focusing on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section. What’s at stake for citizens?
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
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
The Canada-European Union free trade agreement is coming. Labrador and Newfoundland are both part of Canada. Sadly, but ultimately, Canada controls our fisheries.
National Inuit Leader Mary Simon issued the following statement today in reaction to the recent court ruling in Brussels regarding the first of two cases submitted by Inuit seeking to strike down the European Union legislation, and associated regulations, banning the import of seal products into the EU. “Inuit are disappointed that the EU did not see fit to rule on the merits of this case, and have dismissed it, on technical grounds as inadmissible without a hearing. We will continue to review the ruling closely, and will communicate our next steps as to what we intend to do as soon as it is practical. I would also like to point out that we continue to have a second case in front of the court challenging the adequacy of the implementing regulations associated with the ban. We are awaiting judgement in that case.” Meanwhile the Canadian Sealers Association says it…
Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials have confirmed that this seal hunting season has been the worst since the early 1990’s when the industry struggled to recover from a European ban on the importation of white pelts from young harp seals. The total number of harp seals killed in the 2011 commercial harvest was about 38,000 — less than 10 per cent of the allowable catch, set at 400,000. The industry’s latest slump is the result of a shrinking world market and poor ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off the north coast of Newfoundland.