Transatlantic statement opposing excessive investor rights in CETA

6 February 2013 – EU – Canada negotiations – Ahead of a two-day meeting in Ottawa between European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast, where the two hoped to move forward the negotiations of the Comprehensive Economic a´nd Trade Agreement (CETA), a number of labour, environmental, indigenous, women’s, academic, health sector and fair trade organizations from Europe, Canada and Quebec representing more than 65 million people are demanding that Canada and the EU stop negotiating an excessive and controversial investor rights chapter in the proposed CETA. Full statement and list of signing organisations available here. Statement also available in French

European and Canadian Workers United in their Concerns about the EU-Canada Trade negotiations

In a joint statement released on 24 January 2013, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) have taken a common position on the on-going negotiations of a bilateral Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada (…)

Joint Declaration against CETA

After the mobilisations in Ottawa, parallel to the 9th round of negotiations between the EU and Canada of a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), social movements from Canda and Europe launched a joint statement: “Corporations must not make the law”. Read or download the statement in English or in French.

Canada, EU in final push for trade deal; latest investment chapter shows blatant pro-investor bias

Sign on Statement

European civil society calls for a halt to negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada.