International Trade Agreements - Commentary

CELA has a long history of recognizing the consequences of globalization on environmental protection. The expansion of international trade regimes has made it more difficult for countries to develop new and more progressive laws and policies. The same pressures have contributed to rollbacks of existing laws and policies in the areas of participation in decision-making as well as environmental and health protection rules. Since the proposal to introduce the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement in the late 1980s, CELA has been at the forefront of discussions and analysis of the environmental implications of international trade agreements. This work has frequently occurred in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Collected below are detailed and summary publications, articles and media releases providing commentary on issues and organizations including the proposed Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, the Biosafety Protocol, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union.

Title:Report on the Environmental Impact of the Canadian & European-Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:37
Date authored:October 2011
Publication number:808
Author/s:Kyra Bell-Pasht
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Lettre de Reseau pour le commerce juste a le Honourable Ed Fast re: Accord économique globale du commerce
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:June 15, 2011
Author/s:Reseau pour le commerce juste et RQIC
Title:Letter from the Trade Justice Network to The Honourable Ed Fast re: Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:June 15, 2011
Author/s:Trade Justice Network and RQIC

Jun 05 2011

“Michelle’s Prize” – Scholarship Fund in Honour of Michelle Swenarchuk

May 20 2011

Invitation to May 20th Environmental Briefing on the Canada - European Union Trade Agreement (CETA)

Apr 14 2011

Make CETA an Election Issue!
Title:Canada-EU CETA Sustainable Development & Environment Provisions
Resource Type:Presentation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:11
Date authored:January 14, 2011
Publication number:765
Author/s: Frederic Perron-Welch
Author Organization:(CISDL/CELA)

Nov 26 2010

Announcing "Michelle's Prize"
Title:CHAPITRE 11 de l’ALÉNA
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:4
Date authored:November 11, 2008
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Chapter 11 of NAFTA - Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President-Elect Barack Obama
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF
# of Pages:4
Date authored:November 11, 2008
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
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