Canada and the United States are quickly becoming a tale of two countries. Canada has moved to strengthen network neutrality while the US is set to eradicate it.
There’s been talk off and on about the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Often overlooked are the digital rights issues that lurk beneath the surface.
Reports are surfacing that there is another trade agreement that is currently being negotiated: JEFTA (EU-Japan Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement). The trade agreement is between Europe and Japan.
Reports are surfacing that Canada will begin implementing the hugely controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement. They say most of it will kick in on July 1.
Democracy and civil rights took a crushing blow today. Shortly after news surfaced that Wallonia folded under the pressure, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been signed.
Fears of what Brexit could actually mean in the long term are certainly high right now. While uncertainty is stoking fears of the unknown, there could be a silver lining for digital rights supporters: it may throw certain international trade agreements at risk.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has gained support from what might be considered by some as an unexpected source: Google. The search engine giant has announced in their policy blog that they have come out in support of the controversial agreement.
Corporate interests have been dealt a fresh blow as France threatened to halt talks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Roughly half of the entire TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) was recently leaked and published for all to see.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has had a rather interesting dynamic on the political landscape in Canada. After signing off on the hugely controversial agreement, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said that she will engage in consultations. The question for some might be, where are these consultations anyway?