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“My colleagues, the principles of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are the cornerstones of this Assembly. But they are not meaningful when people are struggling to survive or perceive their societies to be rooted in economic injustice.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2014 STATEMENT FROM NDP ON THE CANADA-EU TRADE AGREEMENT After nearly a year of negotiations since the Conservative government claimed they had reached a deal with Europe, the NDP welcomes what now appears to be actual progress towards a Canada-EU Trade Agreement. The NDP has long maintained that Canada should […]

[Don] Davies said Harper’s announcement in Brussels, which came as Parliament was being reconvened in Ottawa after a lengthy prorogation, “was the Conservatives’ attempt to try to change the channel from the Senate scandal. So they jumped the gun and attempted to mislead the Canadian public that a deal had been reached that had not been.”

EU Trade: Official Opposition calls for transparency, transition assistance for Atlantic Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2013     EU Trade:  Official Opposition calls for transparency, transition assistance for Atlantic Canada    Halifax  –  The proposed trade deal between Canada and the EU may be a positive development for Atlantic Canada but its details […]

Blacklocks Reporter article in which Don Davies, MP is quoted.   Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by tom Europe 179, Canada 0 The Department of International Trade confirms it sought no regional trademarks on uniquely Canadian products in negotiating a trade pact with Europe. Steve Verheul, chief trade negotiator with the E.U., told a Commons committee he […]

Don is mentioned in this article by The Canadian Press. Trade Minister Ed Fast turns down committee request for internal documents The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 07, 2013 1:24 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 07, 2013 1:24 PM ET Trade Minister Ed Fast says he won’t release internal government documents that may predict potential soaring drug costs for […]

Don is mentioned in this article by The Canadian Press. Ottawa challenged to release internal estimates of Europe free trade drug costs    The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:29AM EST OTTAWA – Trade Minister Ed Fast says he won’t release internal government documents that may predict potential soaring drug costs for Canadians under […]

Don is quoted in this article by Les Whittington on CETA.   Toronto Star   News / Canada Canada-EU trade deal: Stephen Harper releases details but questions remain   European Union exporters will reportedly save about three times the amount of duty payments compared with their Canadian counterparts.   By: Les Whittington Ottawa Bureau reporter, Published […]

Don is quoted in this article by  Steven Chase, Shawn McCarthy and Bill Curry     Trade deal to let EU benefit if telecom foreign-investment rules are loosened STEVEN CHASE, SHAWN McCARTHY AND BILL CURRY OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail PublishedTuesday, Oct. 29 2013, 6:06 PM EDT Last updatedTuesday, Oct. 29 2013, 8:27 PM EDT […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2013 STATEMENT BY NDP TRADE CRITIC DON DAVIES ON THE PROPOSED CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION TRADE AGREEMENT New Democrats welcome progress towards a comprehensive new trade agreement with the European Union. We believe in expanding and diversifying our trade relationships—particularly to lessen our dependence on the United States. The NDP has long […]