By SCOTT SINCLAIR and CHRISTINE SAULNIER, November 22, 2013,
The federal Standing Committee on International Trade will be in Halifax next week to hold hearings on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) before the full details of the agreement have actually been revealed.
Agreements such as the CETA are about far more than simply trade. They have developed into constitutional-style documents that threaten governments’ democratic authority in many areas only loosely related to trade.
Information available through leaks and the EU and Canadian technical summaries shows this sweeping treaty could have significant implications for Nova Scotians and Canadians.
The CETA would hike provincial drug costs, undermine provincial and local governments’ ability to use...