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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

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
News

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
News

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
News

To mark Human Rights Day, Canada’s unions released a new video to raise awareness of the human rights issues faced by...

Posted: 9 December 2016
News

The TPP threatens tens-of-thousands of Canadian jobs, will lead to higher prescription drug costs, and threatens our health care system. Learn what the TPP will mean for Canada, for your community...

Posted: 18 October 2016
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