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CETA - Canadian TTIP

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:45 pm    Post subject: CETA - Canadian TTIP Reply with quote

Here's another trade deal which is being pushed through on the quiet. CETA, the deal with Canada, is more advanced but contains the same toxic ISDS agreement. If this goes through and TTIP doesn't the US corporations could sue us through their Canadian subsidiaries.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel sick when I read the details:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Economic_and_Trade_Agreement

This is another lawyers tool to give power to big business over us.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nasty for everyone unless you are a big business, and they aren't known for giving a damn.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolf Street: Is the EU planning for another stealth coup?

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After years of tireless scheming behind hermetically closed doors, the time is almost due for the European Commission to give the respective national parliaments of the EU’s 28 Member States a chance to vote on the proposed trade agreement with Canada, the so-called Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). At long last, a secret agreement that received absolutely no input from the general public and a heck of a lot of input from the world’s biggest corporations and their lobbyists will be presented to and voted on by Europe’s elected representatives.

Or at that was the plan.

Ever since it began negotiating trade agreements like CETA, TTIP and TiSA, the Commission has repeatedly promised that when the proposed agreements were ready, it would let democracy take its course. But democracy and the latest generation of hyper-covert trade agreements are far from comfortable bedfellows, and the European Commission has already shown on numerous occasions a complete disregard for democratic process.


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