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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.

Issues and Research

Upcoming meeting in Montreal provides an opportunity to address growing concerns

Posted: 25 September 2018
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Trade unions in the EU and Canada are united in our call for progressive trade deals that promote decent jobs, protect and enhance labour rights, protect public services and lead to fair...

Posted: 11 September 2018
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June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the beginning of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Posted: 5 June 2017
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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...

Posted: 21 April 2017
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Canada’s unions are glad to hear that Canada is ready to walk away from NAFTA, saying that renegotiating the deal offers the opportunity take a new approach to trade that puts the interests of...

Posted: 26 January 2017
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