VIDEO: Fighting TTIP, CETA and ISDS: Lessons from Canada


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Bill Malcolm
Bill Malcolm
Apr 21, 2016 4:26 AM

I assume the lack of comments is simply because Europeans haven’t yet entered into a free-trade pact of any significance. What the video says is quite true about “dispute resolutions”. Amazingly enough, the US has never lost a case, I wonder why … http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/6471460 Our Canadian free trade minister, oops, Trade Minister Chrytitia Freeland is an odd duck. While having written screeds on the wage inequality gap and so on, blah, blah, blah, and also acknowledging that those ISDS things have been a bit inconvenient but not to worry the CETA ISDS panel will be just wonderful, she seems on the face of it a progressive. That is how Trudeau’s government styles itself – progressive. However, due to maternal bonds Freeland is a proud supporter of the neo-Nazi Ukrainian regime, and has bought a flat on the Maidan in Kiev. And she thinks Benny the Gorf Netanyahoo’s policies are wonderful… Read more »

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 21, 2016 8:23 PM
Reply to  Bill Malcolm

“I dunno, Freeland must read the Grauniad with relish. It’s right down her alley.”
Freeland used to write for The Graun, as I recall.
“Perhaps if one of you lot can drag yourselves out of a life of infinite UK/Euro navel-examination and read the Wikipedia entry on Freeland you can figure her out. I cannot.”
To make a long story short, she and Trudeau strike me a fake, pro-Empire leftists … just like the Democrats in the US, Parti Socialiste in France, et al.

Apr 21, 2016 9:45 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

There’s no left left in the Liberal Party today. Some decent left-liberal individual MPs, but they’re hardly a reflection of the party as a whole. And the current Trudeau is a male “feminist” who sells WMD to the Sunni supremacist kingdom that’s just conceded women are mammals, after all….