CETA

Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

CETA the Wrong Deal for People, says National Farmers Union
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSaskatoon</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span—Major portions of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are coming into force today. “This is the wrong trade deal for Canadian and European citizens,” said Terry Boehm, Chair of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Seed and Trade Committee. “It is, however, very good for major corporations that have any sort of relationship to either Canada or Europe. Indeed, it is a bill of rights for corporations, allowing them to override governments all the way down to the municipal level.” Read more
NFU Response to European Parliament provisional ratification of CETA
CETA offers the language of prosperity and progress, but in reality, accelerates income inequality and grassroots unrest. Read more
NFU Submission to Trade Committee on Bill C-30, CETA Implementation Act
The NFU urges the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade Committee to recommend that Members of Parliament vote against Bill C-30 for the following reasons. Read more
CBC news story a slap in the face of hard working Canadian dairy farmers
On Thursday’s CBC Vancouver noon news program, the business reporter made the odd announcement that dairy farmers in Canada are the second most uncompetitive in the world. Read more
NFU commends Wallonia for standing firm in opposition to CETA
Today, Canada’s Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland conceded defeat in her efforts to convince the Belgian province of Wallonia drop its opposition to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Read more
Open letter to the People of Wallonia and their Representatives in the Walloon Parliament
As farmers organized in the National Farmers Union in Canada, we are encouraged to see that your elected assembly has taken a strong stance against the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA). Read more
After French MP and CETA critic denied entry, NFU asks “Is freedom of speech the victim of free trade?”
On October 11, 2016, French farmer José Bové, who is a Member of the European Parliament and an outspoken critic of the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), was denied entry into Canada at the Montreal airport. Read more
Le président de l’UNF rencontre les dirigeants du secteur agricole de l’UE à Bruxelles; discussions sur la crise laitière et l’AECG
Le 19 septembre 2016, Jan Slomp, président de l'Union nationale des fermiers (UNF), a rencontré les dirigeants de la European Milk Board et les fonctionnaires de la Commission européenne à Bruxelles. Read more
NFU President meets with EU farm leaders in Brussels, talks dairy crisis and CETA
Courtenay, BC-On September 19, 2016, Jan Slomp, President of Canada’s () met with leaders of the European Milk Board and European Commission officials in Brussels. He was invited there to elaborate on his July 22, 2016 letter to European Union (EU) Dairy Commissioner Phil Hogan where he encouraged Europe to solve its ongoing dairy crisis Read more
Letter on EU dairy crisis sent to Ag Commissioner Hogan
On April 1, 2015, the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA Agreement. These markets have not materialized due to political and economic factors. The NFU wrote to the EU's agriculture commission encouraging him to adopt a better solution: a Canadian-style supply management system. Read more