National Post Editorial: Free trade with Europe is worth some concessions
Yeah, but even the National Post concedes this:
For decades now, the idea of a Canada-Europe free trade agreement has been knocking around our halls of power. But until now, the first and in some ways most formidable barrier to progress has been getting the EU interested. If this week’s reports are to be believed, that problem now appears to be solved.
Effectively joining the EU as a satellite participant would probably mean heavy concessions in such areas as labour standards and product labelling.
Just exactly what labour standards are we talking about here? I mean, don't most European countries have BETTER labour standards than Canada? Shirley this agreement wouldn't just be an excuse to attack the rights of working people, would it?