Press Release: Environmental and Labour organizations petition the Canadian Ministers to ensure Canada’s trade deal with Brazil and Mercosur countries enforces the protection of the Amazon

Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] (September 6 2019): Canadian environmental and labour organizations join forces today to petition the Canadian government to ensure the Mercosur trade agreement being negotiated with Brazil and the other Mercosur countries protects the Amazon from escalating…

Initial Environmental Assessment of Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Title: Submission to Global Affairs Canada: Initial Environmental Assessment of Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement Resource Type: Response to Consultation Content: 1239-CELA Submission on Initial Environmental Assessment of CUSMA, Jan 30, 2019 # of Pages: 8 Date…

Poverty & the Law Guest Lecture

Title: Poverty & the Law Guest Lecture: A Public Interest Environmental Law Perspective Resource Type: Presentation Content: 1228-Poverty-and-the-Law # of Pages: 40 Date authored: November 29, 2018 Publication number: 1228 Author/s: Kerrie Blaise Author Organization: CELA

Guest Blog: Does the USMCA offer hope for a revitalized Commission for Environmental Cooperation?

Posted by Hugh Benevides, Former CELA Counsel on October 19, 2018 In an earlier blog post, CELA expressed its happiness that the re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), known as the United States-Mexico-Canada-[Trade] Agreement (USMCA), does not include the controversial investor state…

Open Statement on NAFTA, Environment and Climate

Sep 26 2017 Since the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed more than two decades ago, our awareness of climate change has dramatically changed and our window of time for addressing it has shortened. NAFTA and other agreements…