Apr 022016
2016-04-02   NAFTA Chapter 11:   Tribunal rules against Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens in lawsuit over Ontario wind farms

Follow-up on    2015-10-16 Texas Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens’ $700-Million NAFTA Lawsuit Against Ontario Nears End, NY Times & Huffington Post By John Miner, The London Free Press   (Postmedia Network file photo) A lawsuit by a Texas oil tycoon that alleged political interference at the highest levels in the awarding of Ontario wind farm […]

Jan 102016

Please help notify friends and family about the Government’s consultations on the Trade Deal.   Edmonton Jan 11th, Vancouver, Jan 12th.  … I would definitely have made the trip to Vancouver to attend, had I had sufficient advance notice. In lieu of, I Posted to Facebook page for Minister for International Trade, Chrystia Freeland: The “investor-state dispute resolution” […]

Nov 262015

It’s very easy to follow – – good English sub-titles.  Just give it a minute.   Europeans are seeing Canadian experience with Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDSs) through German Public TV. This is a very important and informative video.   Many thanks to people in Germany.  And to Janet Eaton – – her remarks below.   Also,  Osgoode Hall […]

Oct 182015
2015-10-10  Hundreds of thousands shut down Berlin to protest "Trojan Horse" - - Monsanto's dream trade deal.  The Guardian

The TTIP protest in Berlin this past weekend drew hundreds of thousands. PHOTO: EFE/EPA/KAY NIETFELD http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/10/berlin-anti-ttip-trade-deal-rally-hundreds-thousands-protesters#_=_ Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday to oppose a planned free trade deal between the European Union and the United States that is claimed to be anti-democratic and to threaten food safety and environmental standards. […]

Oct 162015
2015-10-16  Texas Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens' $700-Million NAFTA Lawsuit Against Ontario Nears End, NY Times & Huffington Post

UPDATE:   see  2016-04-02 NAFTA Chapter 11: Tribunal rules against Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens in lawsuit over Ontario wind farms – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (Note:  Should you wish, New York Times, October 15 – a bit more detailed version […]

Jun 172015

Related: (2015-04-18)  Hundreds of Millions of Dollars already paid out to corporations because of trade deals. It’s about to multiply many times over (TPP, CETA, etc.). (2013-11-09)   Contrast: Transatlantic Trade Deals (CETA & TTIP), also TPP vs “We Are Living in the World Occupy Made” (2013-06-11)    CETA (also about GMO’s): Canada ready to raise threshold […]

May 132015
2014-01-28   Kerry signals advance of 'North American Union' plan  (TPP).   Map of countries.

http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/kerry-signals-advance-of-north-american-union-plan/ by Jerome Corsi   NEW YORK – It was in last year’s State of the Union address that President Obama announced an ambitious trade agreement negotiated behind closed doors with North American and Pacific Rim nations – the Trans-Pacific Partnership – that drew little attention. Now, ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, […]

Apr 292015
2015-04-24  The Case That Blew the Lid Off the World Bank’s Secret Courts

The system of closed-door trade tribunals has been around for decades now, nestled like a ticking time bomb into hundreds of smaller bilateral trade agreements between nations. (Photo: Backbone Campaign)   http://fpif.org/the-case-that-blew-the-lid-off-the-world-banks-secret-courts/ How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come. […]

Apr 282015
2015-04-21  "Free Trade" deals:  Maude Barlow in Conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Huffington Post

  By Sujata Dey Berlin — Yesterday (April 20, 2015),  Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, challenged the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and other trade deals in a panel discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During the panel, Chancellor Merkel presented her G7 presidency priorities. “While the themes […]

Apr 182015

Arising out of: 2015-04-15    A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More, David Korten, Yes! Magazine   I remind Canadians of how much we are already paying out to Corporations for fines under NAFTA.   One example: 2015-03-06 We Canadians get to gift Exxon/Mobil […]