November 2013

Canada must learn from NAFTA legal battles

Source: BARRIE McKENNA OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Nov. 24 2013 With a wary eye on Mexico, the drafters of 1994’s North American free-trade agreement gave investors a powerful weapon to sue governments. The worry at the time was that Canadian and U.S. investors needed extra tools to protect against discrimination from unfair and opaque laws …
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Secretive Corporate Deal in the Works Could Establish Special Closed Door Courts for Big Business

Source: November 27, 2013  A recent leak uncovered what may be the most dangerous aspect of the Trans Pacific Partnership. This story first appeared on Getting Action, the Democracy Center’s activism blog. Last week the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement leapt from behind the closed doors of negotiations to the front pages of major newspapers, …
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Legal Implications of the EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for the Acquis Communautaire and the ENVI Relevant Sectors that Could Be Addressed During Negotiations

Study commissioned by the EU Parliament identifies risks of TTIP for regulatory freedom of EU in the areas of the environment and food safety. Ecologic Institute and BIO IS were commissioned by the European Parliament to investigate the potential impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the EU’s environmental and food safety …
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