Date: 2017/07/18 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Publications

NAFTA Consultations Global Affairs Canada Trade Negotiations – North America (TNP) Lester B. Pearson Building 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 July 18, 2017 Written submission in response to the Canada Gazette Notice RE: Consultations on the Renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA)   What should be the goals of free ...

Date: 2017/05/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Elizabeth released the following statement on the latest developments in the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute: “Canada and the U.S. had an opportunity to put a new softwood lumber deal in place during the Obama administration. Instead, thousands of jobs are now under threat and dozens of mills face closure after surprise and steep tariffs from ...

Date: 2017/02/15 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, Publications

Elizabeth May notes that the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) could face years of ratification votes in member countries before it takes full effect. “Pending a decision from the European Court of Justice, CETA’s most controversial aspects, such as the investor court system, will require ratification by all 38 national and regional parliaments ...

Date: 2017/01/02 -- Category/Categories: Committees, Statements

BRIEF ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP  To: The Standing Committee on International Trade From: Elizabeth May, O.C. Member of Parliament Saanich-Gulf Islands Leader, Green Party of Canada Date: January 27, 2017 This brief is prepared as a contribution to the Committee’s public consultation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). I appreciate that this approach is an ...

Date: 2013/05/07 -- Category/Categories: Householders

Why should Canadians care about investor-state treaties? One of the issues that was frequently raised in the last round of town hall meetings I held with constituents in January 2013 was the threat of the Canada-China Investment Treaty.  As I write this, the treaty has still not been ratified.  While this is very good news, ...

Date: 2012/11/06 -- Category/Categories: Debate

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question to the hon. parliamentary secretary relates to the claim we have heard a lot today, that Panama is no longer a tax haven. It clearly is still a tax haven. It has merely been moved by the OECD from the list of unco-operative countries that have refused to make ...

Date: 2012/10/22 -- Category/Categories: Uncategorized

On Tuesday, October 16, the committee passed a motion to hold a committee briefing on the Canada-China investment promotion and protection agreement.  The committee resumed its comprehensive study of the economic partnership agreement with Japan and heard testimony from five witnesses: Ray Price, President of the Canadian Meat Council;  Barry Sutton, Vice-President of Maple Leaf ...

Date: 2012/10/11 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

On September 9th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed an agreement with China, the Canada-China Investment Treaty. The agreement was kept from the Canadian public and Parliament until September 26th, 2012, when it was quietly made public, tabled in the House of Commons. No press release. No technical briefing. The deal is set for automatic approval. ...

Date: 2012/09/26 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

Earlier today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs tabled two agreements between Canada and China, signed by Prime Minister Harper on September 9, 2012. These were the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) and the Protocol to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People’s ...

Date: 2012/08/21 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases, TPP

As the Green parliamentary political parties of three nations whose governments are currently in the process of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), we are issuing this joint statement to express our serious concern at the fundamentally undemocratic and non-transparent nature of this agreement.  Following the leaking of the draft investment chapter of the TPPA ...

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