Canada, EU to provisionally apply CETA in September
Jul 08 2017

New date set after parties not ready for provisional application of trade agreement on Canada Day   Canada and the European Union have finally agreed on a date for provisional application of the oft-delayed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.   To read the full article, click here
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EU-CETA agreement on verge of COLLAPSE: Spanish party in major U-turn shock
Jun 23 2017

By KATIE MANSFIELD AND MARIA ORTEGA PUBLISHED: 14:57, Fri, Jun 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08, Fri, Jun 23, 2017   THE European Union’s controversial trade deal with Canada is once again in doubt as a Spanish party votes against the agreement. Earlier this month Spain  was gripped by protests over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and opposition continue...
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Dockworkers at All Europe's Ports Ready for Action to Support Spanish Strikers
Jun 21 2017

A two-hour, Europe-wide port stoppage has been called for next week as the International Dockworkers' Council supports striking Spanish colleagues. Ports will be affected between 10 am and 12 noon on Thursday, June 29.   "This stoppage has been called for two main reasons: to support the struggle of Spanish dockworkers in their conflict with that nation's government; and to fig...
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Unease growing in EU over CETA cheese clause
Jun 19 2017

Posted Jun. 15th, 2017 by Karen Briere Canada’s dairy farmers say they have no comment on reports of a spat brewing over cheese allocations under the incoming trade agreement with the European Union. Most measures under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement are expected to take effect July 1. The agreement will allow an additional 16,000 tonnes of high-quality cheese and 1,700 ton...
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Ontario becomes 2nd province to go ahead with $15 an hour minimum wage
May 30 2017

Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will bring in $15 wage by 2019, a few months after Alberta does same Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced a plan to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019.  The increase would be phased in over the next 18 months, rising to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018, and then to $15 the following January...
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