Tag Archives: trade




Australia’s Trade Minister Rejects Calls for TPP Study

Australia is one of the many battlegrounds for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. An open letter signed by a large contingent of organizations called on the Australian government to conduct an independent cost-benefit analysis of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). In response, trade minister Andrew Robb rejected the call and blasted those that would question the TPP as […]


Despite Ambiguity, Canada Sees TPP as All or Nothing

The Canadian government is still insisting that they have not made a decision on the TPP even after many international voices have said that everyone is committed to signing off on the deal. All this is happening even as the minister re-iterated the governments position that the TPP cannot be changed.



Opinion: John Manley’s 5 Points for CETA Don’t Add Up

By Drew Wilson John Manley, chief executive of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, recently wrote an opinion piece in which he offers five points on why everyone should be supportive of CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). Drew Wilson responds with his own rebuttal to the piece. While I was getting swamped by the […]


Trans-Atlantic Partnership Agreement the New Internet Threat?

By Drew Wilson With all this talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which advocates say could derail the freedom many experience on the Internet today, another agreement has appeared in recent months that have some people raising eyebrows. It’s called the Trans-Atlantic Partnership Agreement (TAPA) and, like the TPP, it is very secretive in nature. […]