CETA has been met by both positive and negative reactions.
Proponents of the agreement agree that CETA will boost trade between Canada and the EU and will create jobs. They argue that free trade will lower prices while increasing product quality. It will also allow for easier access to each other’s markets and will increase opportunities and protections for investors.
Opponents believe that CETA is a bad idea because it will hurt the consumers. They argue that the agreement will weaken consumer rights and will only benefit big corporations who can operate in both Canada and the EU. European critics also worry that the agreement will mean lower environmental and food standards.
Check out the table below to see the arguments for and against CETA in Canada and the EU:
Read about the reaction to CETA:
The Victoria Star, “CETA Provides Little or No Benefit to Canadian Farmers”
The National Post, “What’s at stake with CETA”
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Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, “The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: A Prospective Analysis”
European Commission, “The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada: The benefits of CETA”