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NAFTA Chapter 11 an increasing threat to the public good

All levels of government, particularly in Canada, are being targeted by investors for alleged breaches of Chapter 11, NAFTA’s investment chapter, says a new report by CCPA trade analyst Scott Sinclair.

The report documents all 66 known NAFTA investor-state claims (to October 2010) and analyses recent key developments, including the Canadian government’s troubling decision to settle AbitibiBowater’s NAFTA claim by paying the company $CAD 130 million.


Every Bite Counts

Sub Title: 
Climate Justice and BC’s Food System
Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Attached Document Title: 
Every Bite Counts: Climate Justice and BC’s Food System - FULL REPORT
Every Bite Counts: Climate Justice and BC’s Food System - SUMMARY
Number of pages in documents: 
39 pages
8 pages
1.85 MB39 pages

The real state of Canada's jobs market

Release Date: 
Monday, October 18, 2010

The Harper government loves to refer to Canada’s post-recession track record with the phrase “we’re punching above our weight.”

If only it were true.

When it comes to the true measure of recovery – jobs – Canada is not punching above its weight. In fact, we’re still waiting for a meaningful private-sector-led full-time jobs recovery.


New book about women, written by Canadian women

Prominent Canadian women have a message for Prime Minister Stephen Harper: they refuse to be silenced.

The women – feminists, activists, academics, economists, and former politicians – responded to last spring's advice from Senator Nancy Ruth to keep quiet on women's issues by writing essays for a new book, Speaking Truth to Power, by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).