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Apr 7th, 2011
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EU negotiators in Ottawa for CETA talks   Rabble.ca April 5 2011 European Union trade negotiators will be in Ottawa April 11-15 to continue trade talks with the provinces and federal government on the Canada-EU free trade agreement. The deal on the table will have a considerable impact on jobs, farme...
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Apr 3rd, 2011
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Harper pledges deadline to wrap up EU and India trade talks Maude Barlow warns against deals during election period  By Michael Lewis Toronto Star March 31 2011 Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Thursday to clinch a free-trade deal with the European Union by 2012 and with India in 2013. Read more...
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Mar 23rd, 2011
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CATCH News March 23 2011Regular unadvertised meetings that have been going on for nearly a decade between city staff, councillors and the Hamilton Halton Home Builders Association have been labelled “illegal” by Brad Clark. Several councillors and senior staff expressed enthusiasm about the quarterly...
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Feb 2nd, 2011
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Council of Canadians release Sunday, January 30th, 2011Council of Canadians Atlantic organizer Angela Giles and CUPE Nova Scotia president Danny Cavanagh write in the Halifax Chronicle Herald (with 114,000 daily readers) that, “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has engaged Canada, the provinces and terri...
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Jan 11th, 2011
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The Green Pages December 22, 2010Toronto – Environmental groups are applauding the strong recommendations put forward by the Ontario government’s expert advisory panel aimed at protecting citizens from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). They now call on the McGuinty...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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The Canadian Press Jan 9 2011OTTAWA—A new study ranks Canada dead last in an international comparison of freedom-of-information laws — a hard fall after many years being judged a global model in openness. ...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Jim Coyle Toronto Star November 22 2010He wasn’t the first, or the last, to make the case but former Progressive Conservative MPP Morley Kells probably put it as well as anyone. ...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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AWARE Simcoe Posted November 20 2010 Link to Canadian Auto Workers’ 10-minute video called “Understanding the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).”...
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Oct 8th, 2010
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By Peter O'Neil Calagary Herald  October 8, 2010   Canada is facing mounting pressure from two opposing forces as it prepares for the next round of negotiations later this month on a comprehensive Canada-European Union free-trade agreement. Business interests on both sides of the Atlantic are pushing...
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Aug 31st, 2010
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Politicians shouldn't get a four-year "blank cheque,' says RossiBy David Rider Toronto StarTorontonians need to be able to fire their mayor or councillor part way through a four-year-term, says mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi....