EU trade deal with Canada in ruins as 100,000 Germans launch LEGAL bid to block it

THE European Union’s flagship trade deal with Canada is on the brink of collapse with more than 100,000 citizens set to file Germany’s biggest ever civil lawsuit against the agreement.

The CETA deal has taken seven years of negotiations and will now have to be ratified by national parliaments after EU leaders won an epic power struggle with Jean-Claude Juncker’s unelected Commission.

And in a further blow to beleagured Brussels more than 100,000 people alongside anti-globalisation group Campact, consumer body Foodwatch and lobbying group Mehr Demokratie in Germany plan to stop the trade deal by filing a joint citizen complaint at the Federal Constitutional Court.

  • Ron MacDonald

    The “silent majority” speaks. The Brits have spoken, the American are about to be heard, when will Canadians wake up?

    • Justin St.Denis

      As soon as the Americans shout it out, Canadians will get the “bright idea” of joining the rest of the freedom-loving world. Until then, the sheep just bleat from their script. As per usual, unfortunately…..

      • BradThomas

        We have always tended to follow their lead – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since they have been and continue to be, good role models. Still, I wish we’d show a little more initiative and pride in ourselves; when Canada goes to war, we take it seriously and have earned international respect. But when we’re at peace … not so much.

        • Justin St.Denis

          My comment was fuelled by my observation re Canada’s abandonment of any innovation whatsoever. Canada has become a political jurisdiction and is no longer a country, if it ever was one. Pity. I remember when “The 20th Century will belong to Canada” was seriously uttered. Then the 20th Century came and went, and Canada had only managed do to diminish itself. Nobody talks about Canada in the 21st Century. Why would they?

    • Uncommunist

      The vast majority of Canadians are apathetic, ime. They’ve been fully indoctrinated by cultural marxism.

      • Ron MacDonald

        Thanks to our education system.

        • Justin St.Denis

          That is only PART of it.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Pretty much.

  • canminuteman

    It would be nice to get more German wine in Canada. I guess it’s not going to happen. We could sell them our beer in exchange which is way better than most German beer.

    • mauser 98

      sure their wine at their price..not Wynne LCBO rape numbers
      …our beer is swill
      “These large multi-national breweries also tend to use ingredients that
      contain high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, BPAs, and GMOs in their beers.”

      http://www.thelocalgood.ca/be-beer-wise-craft-beer-local-economy-and-community-agriculture/

      • canminuteman

        When I say Canadian beer I don’t mean Molsons and Labatts. I mean the thousands of microbreweries that have started in Canada in the last twenty odd years. There are half a dozen within 15 minutes of me. One is 5 Paddles brewing company In Whitby Ontario. I can go there on a Saturday after noon and by beer that was bottled that morning from what ever recipe the brew master is experimenting with.

        German beer was one of the great disappointments of my life. They might have ten thousand breweries but they only make one beer, a light over gassy lager. The Germans are actually proud of the fact that government sets the recipe for beer! How crazy is that. This is why the much smaller Belgium makes a huge variety of beer – the government is not their brewmaster.

        • mauser 98

          Euros would not pay our psycho prices
          one beer?!.. over gassy? tried the English swamp water?..try Munich in late September
          German Beer purity law of 1516
          damn right the government says what ingredients are there…prevents the swill we have

          Belgium…mmmm ..Stella is good

          • canminuteman

            Been to Munich, had the beer, Been to England had the beer. I am sure I am biased as an Englishman, but I like English beer. There is no reason to have beer icy cold and super carbonated. I would rather leave it to the brew masters to decide what ingredients they want to put in their beer than the governmernt. If they make beer I like I’ll be back, If they don’t, I’ll move on. In places where the government decides whats in the beer, moving on doesn’t help because where ever you go you get the same thing. Before hops became the universal flavouring agent in beer, not all that long ago there were tons of different things used. Elderflower, rosehip, Coriander, nettles, spruce, raspberry, strawberry, coffee, burdock, ivy heather etc etc etc . They still do this in England and Belgium, but in Germany it’s against the law. Their loss.

          • mauser 98

            …been doing it for 500 years … and they are wrong

            Elderflower, rosehip, Coriander
            you must like pizza with pineapple on it

        • mauser 98

          ..Czech beer is excellent

          “While many of those drunk in the UK wouldn’t be considered fit for
          scrubbing a stable floor on the continent, Czech beers are in a league of their own.”

          “Czechs brew their beer under purity laws where the only ingredients
          allowed are hops, yeast, malt and water, resulting in a deliciously pure product.”

          http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/czech-beer-feature-988.html

          • Clink9

            Czech beer is much better than Angela Ale.

          • mauser 98

            will pass on that one too

          • canminuteman

            Here we go again, with the ridiculous “only ingredients allowed” crap. So in Czech republic they only have one recipe for beer. Crazy.

          • mauser 98

            the type of each ingredient , % etc .. i would guess
            … why do they export so much?

          • canminuteman

            This is a one of those arguments to which people are never going to agree. jI am rather fond of IPA to be honest. Right now I am drinking a Creemore Springs Ale. A beer I have been drinking since the late 80’s when it was only available on draft in a small area around the brewery. The company became so successful they were bought out by Molson’s To be honest though, I am sure they are not as good as they were when it was a very small brewer, and I don’t drink it that often. Since it’s the weekend, I’m splurging. I had a Grolsh (Dutch lager) with dinner.

            One of the reasons Germany exports so much beer is because it’s cheap. Right now there are a couple of German lagers available for about 2 bucks a can.; It’s the cheapest stuff in the beer store.

            We are truly blessed. The variety of beer available in our beer and liquor stores is huge. It’s way more than you find on the shelf of a typical German grocery store. I know you are old enough to remember when we had about a half dozen domestic big brewery choices and no imports at all.

            You can keep posting the pictures if you want.

          • mauser 98

            .. I remember when a paper form had to be filled out at LCBO.. some old miserable SOB shuffled to back of store to get your bottle..kneel down.. be thankful.. peasants grovel before me ..sorta stuff

            cheap?… perhaps efficient!…
            Frankfurt HB bottling plant back in 70’s was incredible logistic sight
            …see Wynne re such matters. …and global warming…windmills ..etc…pphhhrrrtt.

            blessed ?… LCBO / Wynne gang rape team will keep us naked , blood smeared in the ditch..

        • Clink9

          German beer is really lame. It’s always cheaper in Kathleen Wynnes Devil Drink outlets than every other beer but not worth it.

          It all tastes the same.

          • mauser 98

            ..yikes

          • Clink9

            I would drink German Cougar piss if those girls brought it over!

          • mauser 98

            i’m right behind you

          • lzzrd

            Beer, What beer?

    • J. C.

      I like Krombacher pilsner and Warsteiner lager…

    • Alain

      I am one of probably very few who for quiet some time now refuse to buy any thing from the EU, especially German beer, French wine or what have you. I see buying their products as supporting their system and their politics. Also I have never taken a cheap vacation in Cuba for much the same reasons.

      • mauser 98

        i stopped drinking LCBO wine years ago…total crap garbage..1000% overpriced
        $50 bottles are skunk juice

  • robins111

    I suspect that Trudeau will support tossing this trade deal, as part of their epic battle to destroy Harper’s economic successes.

    • mauser 98

      PM Jackstink will twist and lie

    • I think the opposite, Trudeau is a no borders globalist who doesn’t believe Canada has a heritage worth preserving.

  • Brett_McS

    The EU has trouble making a trade deal with anybody because there is always some member country has people that don’t like that particular deal (tomato growers in Italy, Cheese makers in France, …), and they seem to have the power of veto.

    On the other hand, Great Britain after Brexit has the power to make new trade deals outside of the EU, and in fact they already have done so with Australia.

  • tom_billesley

    The European Union is on the brink of total collapse if its trade deal with Canada falls through, an EU bureaucrat has warned.
    The bloc’s director general for trade Jean-Luc Demarty said EU business and industry will be “close to death” if both parties cannot agree the deal.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/696002/European-Union-EU-close-death-Canada-trade-deal-collapses-Brexit-Demarty-Juncker

  • Daviddowntown

    Someone buy that thing a face lift.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I think that face is beyond the point of surgical salvage.

  • andycanuck

    Germany’s Beaver Industry fights back!

  • simus1

    This “opposition” is more along the lines of organic anti seal hunt front groups for Greenpiece doing their thing.

  • J. C.

    Shouldn’t the CETA deal have died the instant Brexit occurred??? How could it still stand as-is when the UK, one of the major partners involved, jumped ship???

    Hopefully this lawsuit will be the stake in its heart…

  • Alain

    They are really doing us a favour although they think the opposite.

    • FactsWillOut

      Yup.
      Too bad there is no nationalist party in Canada. We’re wall-to-wall globalists here.