Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

NFU urges MPs to safeguard supply management by passing Bill C-216
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Members of Parliament to support Bill C-216, which would make it illegal for any future trade agreement to provide more foreign access to Canada’s supply-managed markets. The supply management system stands upon three pillars: production discipline, which ensures farmers produce no more or less than the market needs; Read more
French politicians should not ratify CETA
We echo our French counterparts’ call on members of the National Assembly and Senate to vote against ratifying CETA because it does not offer safeguards needed to fight the major social problems of the 21st century: climate change and social inequality. Read more
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
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