CETA absent from party platforms during 2011 election


Canada is currently negotiating the biggest free trade contract since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), yet it has been invisible on the campaign trail. The Conservative government has been involved in negotiations with the European Union regarding the Canada-European Trade Agreement (CETA) since 2009. The deal, which is intended to be negotiated by 2012, would increase drug prices, privatize Canadian water, and prioritize foreign multinational corporations over local industries. Read the full story in The Tyee. 


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