When is a trade agreement not a trade agreement?

Agreements to convey to foreign corporations rights and privileges not available to domestic corporations are not about trade.

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Elizabeth May
Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 3:10 pm EST

The question is neither hypothetical nor esoteric. It is immediate and urgent, as governments around the world commit to so-called trade deals that have little to do with trade.

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