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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

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
Events

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
Events

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
Events

On Thursday, Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff and Senior Economist Angella MacEwen spoke to the House of Commons Committee on International Trade to outline serious concerns with...

Posted: 15 June 2016
News

Before it was signed in 2008, unions in both countries raised serious concerns about the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA). At the time, the Canadian government argued the agreement...

Posted: 16 May 2016
News

The Canadian Labour Congress and the European Trade Union Confederation are uniting to call for five changes to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Posted: 4 May 2016
News