Canada’s unions applauded today’s announcement that the federal government will reverse its position by fully supporting the listing chrysotile asbestos among hazardous substances regulated under...
Trade, Investment & Security
The Canadian Labour Congress supports international agreements that promote economic equality, encourage the creation of good jobs, support the interests of working people, and ensure ecological sustainability. Today, not a single trade agreement being considered or negotiated by the federal government meets those criteria.
Today, not a single trade agreement being considered or negotiated by the federal government meets those criteria. Because they are negotiated in secret, with no input from community stakeholders, Canada’s recent trade agreements are more about protecting corporate interests and creating economies that work for profits more than they are about improving people’s lives. We work with a coalition of national and international allies to expose the details of trade deals, and to encourage deals that put the interests of working people first.