The Court encourages broad and diverse public participation, as well as improved visibility and citizen participation, including with indigenous peoples, in the development, implementation and monitoring of cooperative activities. The Court also upheld the Joint Advisory Committee for Public Eading Services, which serves as a central mechanism for public participation and stakeholder participation in the work of the CEC. “By modernizing NAFTA and maintaining its trilateral structure, the agreement has the potential to improve the competitiveness of Canada and North America for many years to come. The agreement provides investors in all three countries with the security and clarity they desperately need and allows companies to move forward with job-creating projects and expansion plans. – The former President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada (October 1, 2018), > to a substantive statement of agreements … > … or a more technical list > the abbreviations “[H]unreds of thousands of jobs in Canada depend on it, and from this point of, save the agreement is a good thing” – Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the Montreal Economic Institute (October 1, 2018) In all of its trade agreements, Canada seeks to maintain the capacity to develop and implement national policies and programs that support Canada`s cultural industries. This has been achieved by the inclusion of a general cultural exception in most of Canada`s free trade agreements, including NAFTA, or by the inclusion of exemptions and reservations for cultural industries in the relevant chapters of the agreements (for example. B CETA, CPTPP). “The [Canada-U.S.-Mexico] agreement will continue to provide our members – who have a footprint in all three countries – with preferential access to the U.S. market. It is important that the agreement also protects Canada`s auto industry from U.S. national safety rights.
– David Adams, President of The Global Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (October 1, 2018) “The fact that this agreement was reached and the fact that it is very similar to the previous agreement and, if so, the Democrats` concerns were related to the strengthening of some of these provisions. that the Canadian government had defended. All of this indicates that our government, which is working with the difficult U.S. administration, has been able to achieve a significant political outcome. – Christopher Cochrane, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto (December 11, 2019) Much of the work of WTO members is to monitor the implementation of the agreements they have negotiated. Transparency is the key. They discuss their laws, measures and other issues within the various Councils and committees, including information they have been forced to share through communication to the WTO. All WTO members must also be subject to regular peer review of their trade policies and practices, each trade policy review, WTO secretariat and country reports, and comments from other members at the meeting.