Trade and Investment Research Project Updates

Senior Researcher Stuart Trew writes in The Monitor about the devastating implications of Canadian mining company Eco Oro's successful Canada–Colombia FTA investor–state lawsuit, which undermines...
October 5, 2021 | National Office
September 27, 2021 — Today, 206 major civil society groups—including global union federations, development advocates, women’s groups, consumer organizations, and environmental groups—representing ...
September 27, 2021 | National Office
On June 29, 2021, the CCPA joined over 200 civil society organisations from around the world in signing the following letter the European Commission and EU Member States urging them to engage in text...
June 29, 2021 | National Office
In October 2020, India and South Africa jointly proposed that WTO-enforced intellectual property rights obligations related to patents, copyright, industrial designs, and clinical data should be...
December 7, 2020 | National Office
On November 19, 2020, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives sent a letter to Trade Minister Mary Ng and Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, urging the Canadian government to...
November 19, 2020 | National Office
The CCPA is proud to sign the letter below from our colleagues at the Third World Network. Endorsed so far by over 350 civil society organizations worldwide, the letter urges WTO member governments...
October 15, 2020 | National Office
In the spring of 2020, the CCPA partnered with the New York and Brussels offices of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy...
June 25, 2020 | National Office
On June 29, 2019, the federal government launched a public consultation on initiatives intended to "modernize" the Canadian regulatory system. Interested Canadians were invited to provide input on...
September 6, 2019 | National Office
CCPA is proud to co-sponsor this terrific video from our colleagues at Corporate Europe Observatory. It chronicles grassroots resistance to efforts by Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources to...
June 24, 2019 | National Office
On September 21, Canada and the European Union announced that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a controversial NAFTA-plus free trade deal initiated by the Harper government and...
October 17, 2017 | National Office
The all-party House of Commons trade committee is consulting Canadians on their priorities for bilateral and trilateral North American trade in light of the current renegotiation of NAFTA. In the...
October 6, 2017 | National Office
Global Affairs Canada is consulting Canadians on their priorities for, and concerns about, the planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In CCPA’s submission to this...
July 19, 2017 | National Office
Global Affairs Canada is currently consulting Canadians on a possible Canada-China free trade agreement. In CCPA’s submission to this process, CCPA senior researcher Scott Sinclair argues that an FTA...
June 2, 2017 |
In the latest issue of the Monitor, Scott Sinclair discusses why fears of trade frictions should probably be the least of Canadians’ concerns with an incoming U.S. administration intent on gutting...
January 11, 2017 |
In February 2016, Canada was one of twelve countries to sign a controversial trade and investment deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But the debate over whether it should be ratified rages on...
October 28, 2016 | National Office