Tagged: Canada

Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

NEWS: New Dutch Referendum To Challenge CETA

New Dutch referendum looms targeting EU-Canada trade and investment pact
Dutch activists announced they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade and investment pact (CETA), in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal…

NEWS: Health And Trade Network: OpEd On CETA, TTIP

IOGT International is a founding member of the Health and Trade Network (HaT), a global network advocating for health wherever trade agreements are negotiated and to force trade agreements to prove their benefit to health before we can support them.
Founding Director of HaT Emma Woodford has published an OpEd in EurActiv about CETA and its impact on public health. We share a few excerpts here and encourage you to read the full story…

NEWS: Study: Childhood Abuse Fuels Later Addictions

Childhood abuse and chronic parental domestic violence fuels substance addictions later in life
Adults who have alcohol or other drug dependency have experienced very high rates of early adversities, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Toronto…

NEWS: TPPA Hands Control To World’s Wealthiest

Sujata Dey, Trade campaigner at the Council of Canadians, has published a fantastic blog post in The Huffington Post about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, that is bound to be signed – but that can still be stopped, for example by the newly elected Canadian government, whose international trade minister Chrystia Freehand once wrote a book called “Plutocrats: the Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else”. Sujata Dey examines how TPPA is set to hand over power to the wealthiest people in the world and investigates whether Minister Freehand is living up to the lessons of her own book, or not…

NEWS: Opinion: Protect Québec’s Alcohol Retail Monopoly

Sandrine Thériault, the president of the Union of Technical and Professional staff of the SAQ published an opinion piece in the Montreal Gazette, arguing for the benefits of the alcohol retail monopoly in Québec, protecting children and youth and serving customers with the highest standard. We re-publish excerpts.