More than 100 CSOs sign statement decrying CETA
Over 100 organizations on both sides of the Atlantic strongly oppose an agreement that will enrich multinational corporations at the expense of citizens' rights. CETA involves much more than just trade in goods; it will also encompass trade in numerous services, including financial services and public services. Read more
CETA delivers lucrative markets to European exporters, empty promises to Canadian farmers, says NFU
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(Saskatoon, </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSeptember 26, 2014)<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span -</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanToday the federal government is celebrating theCanada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in spite of massive opposition from citizens, including farmers, on both sides of the Atlantic. The text of the deal has finally been released, exposing its empty promises to the Canadian public only after the negotiations are closed. The National Farmers Union (NFU) has analysed leaked texts that show CETA will have huge negative consequences for Canadian farmers, our economy and our sovereignty. Read more
Growing Forward 2 – Accelerating Globalization, Stalling Food Sovereignty
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanGrowing Forward 2 – Accelerating Globalization, Stalling Food Sovereignty: </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanImplications of the GF2 Strategic Initiatives Suite</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanBrief by the National Farmers Union, February, 2013 Read full brief (PDF) <strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSummary of brief:</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanGrowing Forward 2 (GF2) is Canada’s five-year federal-provinci Read more
CETA Investor-State Dispute Settlement process “anti-democratic, unnecessary and unfair,” says NFU
SASKATOON— is among the labour, environmental, Indigenous, women’s, academic, health sector and fair trade organizations representing over 65 million people from both sides of the Atlantic that have signed a joint statement demanding that Canada and the EU stop negotiating an excessive and controversial investor rights chapter in the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Read more
Proposed Comprehensive and High‐Level Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan
Family farmers are committed to a food system that provides safe and healthy food to people in this country and abroad. The NFU supports trade in agriculture, as long as it is fair trade – trade which supports the livelihoods of family farmers in Canada and those of our trading partners around the world, and which ensures each country has the capacity to feed itself and to democratically make decisions that support long-term economic, social and ecological sustainability in regard to their respective food systems. Read more
Net Farm Income and Agri-Food Exports & Imports (1970-2009)
Canada’s agriculture economy has become focused on trade. Exports are nearly four times what they were in 1988 when the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement was signed. The amount of food imported into Canada has increased nearly as fast. But the realized net farm income of farmers has actually dropped during this same time period. The Read more
NFU presentation on Supply-Management to Parliamentary Committee on International Trade
The strongly contends that trade should be used to enhance economies, not to replace economies. Read more
NFU presentation on competitiveness and competition to Commons Agriculture Committee
The solution to the farm income crisis is simple: Canadian federal and provincial legislation, policies, and regulations must cease strengthening the most powerful and profitable in the system and instead rebalance the strength and profitability of farmers relative to these agribusiness giants. We must curb, not fortify, the capacities of the dominant global transnationals to Read more
Submission to the Canadian Grain Commission Consultation on Inspection and Weighing Requirements for Grain Exported to the United States
The members of the strongly advocate retention and strengthening of CGC official weighing and inspection of all grains destined for export, whether that grain is exported to the United States or any other destination, and regardless of whether the grain is shipped from primary elevators on the prairies, transfer elevators, or terminal elevators at tidewater. Read more