p2pnet view P2P | Politics:- This week I was invited to appear before the Standing Committee on International Trade to discuss the ongoing negotiations of the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA). I’ve written about some concerns associated with CETA in the past ( here , here , here , and here ). The appearance comes just as speculation mounts that CETA is running into significant barriers with opposition from many groups and a lack of strong support at the provincial level. While a trade deal that focuses on traditional trade barriers may make sense, the EU’s effort to re-write Canadian regulatory policy on issues such as intellectual property is why the deal should be scrapped or slimmed down. My opening comments before the committee: Appearance before the Standing Committee on International Trade February 15, 2011 Good morning. My name is Michael Geist.
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Michael Geist on CETA