We oppose the pro-corporate trade model of NAFTA and other trade agreements (e.g. CETA and the TPP). We call for a new model of integration that is structured on the principles of equality, self-determination of peoples, protection of women’s, workers’, peasants’, and Indigenous rights, and social and ecological justice. Cooperation and exchange among nations must protect the primacy of human and environmental rights. Finally, we demand transparency and democratic participation in any negotiations.


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Unifor takes action on TPP and NAFTA

On January 23, Unifor members in Ontario and Quebec rallied for worker’s rights and good jobs as they took action to oppose the new Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and to call for a better North American Free Trade Agreement. The day began as hundreds of members took...

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NAFTA: What is on the table

August 29, 2018 - 4:20pm With a constantly shifting North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has rushed to Washington to have talks with the U.S. While much of the agreement is still discussed in secret, here's what we...



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In the twenty-three years since North American Free Trade Area of the Americas (NAFTA) was implemented we have witnessed an unprecedented increase in profits and rights of multinational corporations, underscoring a widening economic inequality in North America. With the next round of NAFTA negotiations set for January 23-27 2018 in Montreal, it will be important for organized labor, environmentalists, family farmer groups, and other civil society organizations to show their united opposition to corporate trade deals.

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We call for the construction of a new model of integration, cooperation and exchange among nations that guarantees that any agreement be negotiated with the democratic participation of society, that it be transparent in all of its terms and conditions and that it promote the reconstruction of national, regional and local production chains , on the basis of international cooperation and the sovereignty of each country and with full respect for human, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights. In addition, it must guarantee decent work and living wages, irrespective of national origin or migratory status.

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We seek to provide organizations, activists, and civil society across Canada an effective means to have their voices heard through education and events. Here you will find events organised by coalition members and allies.

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Unifor and Mexican labour lobby for Better NAFTA

  Unifor and Mexican labour leaders joined together this week to warn Members of Parliament about the dangers of renegotiating a NAFTA deal that fails to protect workers in both countries. “The old NAFTA model was built on exploitation, as Canadian manufacturing...

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