Sixt is preparing to enter the Canadian market

economy In the middle of the corona crisis

Car rental king Sixt has big plans in Canada

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Gerhard Hegmann

Sixt branch in Munich: So far, the group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own branches in Canada Sixt branch in Munich: So far, the group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own branches in Canada

Sixt branch in Munich: So far, the group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own branches in Canada

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In the middle of the Corona crisis, the largest German car rental company is preparing for further internationalization. Sixt is considering entering the Canadian market. In July, the group had already struck in the USA, despite the Corona crisis.

Dhe car rental company Sixt is gearing up for further internationalization. Almost ten years after opening its first station in the USA, the largest German car rental company is preparing to enter the Canadian market. According to information from WELT AM SONNTAG, a Sixt Canadian Holding has just been entered in the commercial register. As the group announced on request, this was done “in order to be able to act at a currently undefined point in time”. Literally: “We are not ruling out future market entry.”

So far, the Munich-based group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own stations in Canada. Sixt is now active in around 110 countries worldwide. The US, the world’s largest car rental market in particular, fascinates the rental company, which now generates more sales abroad than in Germany.

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In spite of the Corona crisis, including the downturn in travel, the Munich-based company took over another ten airport locations in the USA at the beginning of July. The insolvency of a competitor gave a unique opportunity at a low price, it was said to justify. The rental turnover of the ten airports totaled around 3.4 billion dollars before the Corona break-in. This roughly corresponds to the total potential of the rental car business in Germany.

Sixt now has 80 locations in 18 states in the USA. Corona also leads to a massive drop in sales and earnings at Sixt. According to initial estimates, consolidated sales for the first nine months were 1.17 billion euros (minus 39 percent) and earnings before taxes were minus 57 million euros.

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Sixt is preparing to enter the Canadian market

economy In the middle of the Corona crisis

Car rental king Sixt has big plans in Canada

| Reading time: 2 minutes

Gerhard Hegmann

Sixt branch in Munich: So far, the group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own branches in Canada Sixt branch in Munich: So far, the group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own branches in Canada

Sixt branch in Munich: So far, the group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own branches in Canada

Quelle: picture alliance/dpa

In the middle of the Corona crisis, the largest German car rental company is preparing for further internationalization. Sixt is considering entering the Canadian market. In July, the group had already struck in the USA, despite the Corona crisis.

Dhe car rental company Sixt is gearing up for further internationalization. Almost ten years after opening its first station in the USA, the largest German car rental company is preparing to enter the Canadian market. According to information from WELT AM SONNTAG, a Sixt Canadian Holding has just been entered in the commercial register. As the group announced on request, this was done “in order to be able to act at a currently undefined point in time”. Literally: “We do not rule out future market entry.”

So far, the Munich-based group has not been represented by a franchise model or its own stations in Canada. Sixt is now active in around 110 countries worldwide. The US, the world’s largest car rental market in particular, fascinates the rental company, which now generates more sales abroad than in Germany.

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According to Sixt, our author's rental car should be here

About trying to rent a car

In spite of the Corona crisis, including the downturn in travel, the Munich-based company took over another ten airport locations in the USA at the beginning of July. The insolvency of a competitor gave a unique opportunity at a low price, it was said to justify. The rental turnover of the ten airports totaled around 3.4 billion dollars before the Corona break-in. This roughly corresponds to the total potential of the rental car business in Germany.

Sixt now has 80 locations in 18 states in the USA. Corona also leads to a massive drop in sales and earnings at Sixt. According to initial estimates, consolidated sales for the first nine months were 1.17 billion euros (minus 39 percent) and earnings before taxes were minus 57 million euros.

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Take out a subscription, drive off - that is the promise of the provider.  But so far the demand has been rather low

This text is from WELT AM SONNTAG. We will be happy to deliver them to your home on a regular basis.

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Music: “Barokan” the 1st solo album of Djely Tapa is released in stores


Radio-Canada has dedicated it to “World Music Revelation” 2019-2020: a well-deserved reward for Djely Tapa. This Quebec singer of Malian origin is releasing her first solo album, Barokan, on October 23. A record where the flavor of tradition is enhanced with a fair dose of electronics. Djely Tapa makes today’s feminist struggles resonate with the sounds of tomorrow. .

Kapwani Kiwanga, winner of the 20th Marcel-Duchamp Prize

It is not the great return of painting that the 20e edition of the Marcel-Duchamp Prize, awarded to the Pompidou Center, but rather armfuls of colorful flowers, fragile symbols of fragile decolonization. With Flowers for Africa, the Canadian Kapwani Kiwanga is the 2020 winner of the private collectors’ prize, with a poetic and political work …

Started during a residency in Senegal in 2013, this project is inspired by the floral decorum present during the negotiations and independence ceremonies of African countries. The artist found archives with photos of speeches and parades to reproduce the wreaths and bouquets, natural plant material, full of colors and vitality, paradoxically promised to rot. The moving, vulnerable history, which quickly fades and is reborn, that is what interests the Franco-Canadian, trained in anthropology. “It is important for me to highlight in my work the personal dimension of my approach to history. I am above all a reader. An interpreter ”, Kapwani Kiwanga explained during an exhibition at Ferme du Buisson in 2016.

“Forgotten stories”

Presented at the Marcel-Duchamp Prize by the rapporteur Emanuele Coccia, philosopher, the career and the achievements of the 42-year-old artist impress: Kapwani Kiwanga wins many prizes and attracts the interest of the most prestigious institutions, such as MIT in Boston . Born in 1978 in Hamilton, Canada, to a Tanzanian father, Kapwani Kiwanga studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University in Montreal. Originally a documentary filmmaker, she gradually invested her subjective anthropology in the field of visual arts and nourished her art “Forgotten stories”, stories that underpin contemporary geopolitics.

Work from the series “Flowers for Africa”. Photo Centre Pompidou. ADAGP. Courtesy the artist and galerie Poggi

Arrived in France in 2005, she entered a post-diploma at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, went through Le Fresnoy and followed residencies in the Netherlands and La Box, in Bourges. His interest in history and anthropology then takes the form of installations, sculptures, photographs, videos or performances. At the Dubuisson farm, in 2016, she was interested, for example, in the material traces of the insurrection of the Maji-Maji between 1905 and 1907 against the German occupiers in Tanganyika (now Tanzania), a revolt little known and repressed in a bloodbath. Noticed in Canada since she won the Sobey Art Award in 2018 (the equivalent of the Duchamp in Canada endowed with 100,000 dollars) Kapwani Kiwanga is also the winner of the Frieze Award Artist in New York. Despite the enthusiasm for his work, most of the artist’s exhibitions have been postponed due to the health crisis. We can nevertheless see his syncretic project Nations at the Poggi gallery, which presents his third solo exhibition, alongside the exhibition at the Center Pompidou for the Marcel-Duchamp Prize.

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Canada: Pasta and cocktails are now allowed in Québec

Die Region Quebec

She is Canada’s largest province – and the most idiosyncratic. In Québec, only French is officially spoken, English is not even the official language, although of course everyone speaks it here. About 79 percent of the eight million inhabitants are native French speakers.

You have always gone your own way here, and the wish of many to break away from Canada is still present today, but it cannot be fulfilled. The new Canadian Constitution of 1982 has still not been ratified by Québec.

And after a narrowly failed independence referendum in 1995, in which 50.58 percent of the population rejected secession from Canada, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled three years later that a province could not unilaterally declare itself independent. After all, in 2006 Québec was recognized as a “nation within a united Canada” to calm the minds.

There are two national holidays in the province: the Fête du Canada on July 1st and the Fête Nationale on June 24th. The provincial flag adorns the French Lily, a lily made of three stylized leaves.

Source: WORLD infographic

This is all a win for visitors: you get French charm plus North American simplicity. Those who throw in a few French vocabulary are well received. With Hello, Things are going well or one Health makes Québecers happy. Or rather happy.

The language police reach thousands of complaints

Every year, angry citizens send 4,000 complaints to the Québec Language Bureau because they do not feel well informed in French.

In the office, linguists make sure that the Charter of the French Language of 1977 is respected: Everything is Frenchized, street signs (Stop instead of Stop) anyway, with multilingual menu cards, French should always be written in bold. After all: Pasta and Cocktail after much debate, for example, are now allowed without translation.

Canada: If you order a cocktail in Québec, you can't go wrong

If you order a cocktail in Québec, you can’t go wrong

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Like a city in France from the 17th century

Put on your hiking shoes and go: 135 hectares of old town, divided into the upper town on the rocky plateau and the lower town of Petit-Champlain. Upstairs, downstairs over cobblestones, through alleys and arches, past wall paintings that tell the story of the French in North America.

Vieux-Québec looks like a French town from the 17th century. Overly motivated, it was restored in the 1970s, British things were redeveloped. Still a UNESCO World Heritage Site – because of the historic city wall, it is the only one in North America that has been preserved.

The waterfall is more spectacular than the Niagara Falls

Not only is it 30 meters higher than the famous Niagara Falls, but, if you take a closer look, it is also more spectacular because it is less built up: The water of the Montmorency Falls near Quebec City falls over a rock 83 meters deep into the St. Lorenz current.

The cable car takes you up, then you walk on a suspension bridge directly over the waterfall. Sporty people take the panorama staircase carved into the rock, 487 steps. In winter the spray freezes at the foot of the waterfall sugar breadwhat looks like a giant sugar loaf.

Canada: The water of the Montmorency Falls near Québec City falls over a rock 83 meters deep into the Saint Lawrence River

The water of the Montmorency Falls plunges over a rock 83 meters deep into the Saint Lawrence River

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Artists make sculptures out of ice

February, when temperatures drop to minus 30 degrees, is the big time for Québec ice cream artists. They shape, saw and hammer filigree sculptures from blocks of ice: figures such as ice dancers and ice hockey players, airplanes, trucks and horse-drawn carriages – and again and again the Gallic rooster, the French rooster.

For example, at the “Saint-Côme en glace” ice cream festival in Lanaudière near Montreal and at the winter carnival in Québec City (February 5-14, 2021). Nice to melt away.

Canada: In Québec, artists use ice to create filigree sculptures like ice hockey players

In Québec, artists use ice to sculpt filigree sculptures like these ice hockey players

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Feed elk and deer from your car

Many Québec visitors do not fare much differently in nature than tourists in Sweden: They wonder where the moose are, a symbol of the Nordic wilderness? The animal can almost only be seen as a pictogram on street signs; it prefers to hide in the woods.

An alternative: the road trip through Parc Oméga – a twelve-kilometer drive-through wildlife park near Montebello, an hour and a half from Montreal. Elk and deer lurk along the way, having learned that carrots are handed to them from the car window. If you are concerned about your vehicle and your health: This tour is also available in a grille-protected VW Caddy.

Québec in Canada: In Parc Oméga, moose and deer can be fed by drivers

In Parc Oméga, moose and deer can be fed by drivers

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Maple toffee on a stick is a specialty

How about a maple toffee on a stick in winter? Maple syrup fans swear by in Quebec Maple Taffy. This sticky candy is made by simmering maple sap for a long time. The hot syrup is then poured onto a wooden stick laid out in the snow, where it curdles immediately.

If that’s too sweet for you, order Putin: crispy fries, sprinkled with cheese and soaked in gravy, often refined with a lobster topping: a hearty lumberjack mishmash. There is also the national drink of Québecers: Caribou, a kind of mulled wine, but it has it all – a mix of red wine, rye whiskey and of course a dash of maple syrup.

Canada: Maple syrup fans swear by Maple Taffy in Quebec

Sticky candy: Maple syrup fans swear by Maple Taffy in Quebec

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An environmental museum in the Montreal Biosphere

A round eye-catcher from afar, downright mystical at sunset. The Biosphère Montreal is in a park on the island of Sainte Hélène: a spherical dome with a grid of triangles. It has a diameter of 76 meters.

This imposing dome was originally built for Expo 67 and had an outer shell made of acrylic, which was destroyed by fire during renovation work. Now it is “open”.

It houses an environmental museum that has been dealing with climate change and sustainability since 1995. Tip: the panoramic view on the top platform inside the dome.

Canada: The Biosphère Montreal is located in a park on the island of Sainte Hélène

The Biosphère Montreal is located in a park on the island of Sainte Hélène

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The quote

“I’m from Québec, and every time I go to a country I say that. It’s my roots, my origins, and it’s the most important thing to me.”

Celine Dion, born in 1968, comes from Charlemagne near Montreal. She wrote music history with the “Titanic” title song “My Heart Will Go On”. She makes it clear again and again that she still doesn’t feel like an English-speaking singer. She once turned down the award for best English-speaking artist on the grounds that she was and will always be a French-speaking singer.

Today she commutes between Paris and Las Vegas, she sold her castle on a private island near Montreal for 25.5 million US dollars after her husband’s cancer death.

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When a whale takes a joke

A whale terrified the crowd in Quebec, Canada. At first he doesn’t show himself, then suddenly he appears in front of the rubber dinghy with his mouth wide open.

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Boris Johnson’s empty no-deal threat

London An old saying goes that a dog that barks does not bite. The same is true of Boris Johnson’s most recent remarks on the Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister on Friday threatened again to lead Britain out of the single market on January 1 without a trade deal. The EU’s demands are “completely unacceptable,” he said in a video statement.

Europeans are not ready to give Britain an agreement like Canada, said Johnson. That became clear at the EU summit on Thursday. He had therefore come to the conclusion that one had to prepare for the “no deal” on January 1st. However, as a precaution, he put in: “Unless there is a fundamental change in your approach.”

The restriction already makes it clear that Johnson’s no-deal threat is not his last word. Instead, the crucial news of the day is that he wants to keep negotiating. The pithy rhetoric is intended to distract from the fact that his ultimatum of having to have a deal by October 15 has expired without consequences.

The chief negotiators Michel Barnier and David Frost will meet in London next week. Again it will be about fishing and subsidy control.

Johnson’s complaint about the immovable EU is a response to Thursday’s uncompromising summit statement. The EU heads of government had criticized the fact that there was not enough progress on the central issues. And: They had emphasized that they expected movement from Johnson.

It wasn’t well received in London. On Thursday evening, chief negotiator Frost had already expressed his displeasure on Twitter. He was “disappointed” with the summit declaration and “surprised” that only London should move. This is an unusual way of negotiating.

On Friday morning, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab made it clear that one would not get up from the negotiating table. There could still be a compromise, he had told the BBC.

British cabinet majority for deal

The latest escalation hides the fact that things are going well. “In the past few weeks, both sides have been careful not to close any solution paths,” says Simon Fraser, former foreign state secretary and partner at the consulting firm Flint Global. A “landing zone” is in sight.

The political will for an agreement exists on both sides. A majority in the British cabinet is in favor of an agreement, says Fraser. In addition to Johnson, these included Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak and Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove.

After the summit, there were also compromise signals from the EU side. Barnier emphasized that he was ready to intensify the talks in the next two or three weeks. Chancellor Angela Merkel had also emphasized that a compromise had to be found that would benefit both sides. Both were positively noted in London.

Fraser therefore considers the British outrage over the summit declaration to be played. “Nobody could have expected the EU leaders to publicly ask their negotiators to compromise,” he said. “The heads of government cannot appear softer than the EU Commission.”

French President Emmanuel Macron in particular did not want to show any weakness at the summit. He wants to secure as far-reaching fishing rights as possible for his fishermen in the British coastal waters. At the same time, he knows that France and other fishing nations will have to accept lower fishing quotas in future. Because the alternative, a “no deal”, would make fishermen even worse from January.

Johnson cannot afford a no-deal scenario either. He has his hands full with the corona crisis. The economy is suffering, the country is facing a second lockdown, and he is at odds with mayors in the north of England and regional governments in Scotland and Wales. It would therefore be in his interest to clear Brexit politically as soon as possible.

The British business associations also hope so. “After four years of negotiations and so many hurdles overcoming, there is no time to give up,” said Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the CBI business association. “Neither side can afford to fall on the last fence.”

More: Boris Johnson threatens to break off trade talks.

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BVerfG on free trade agreement Ceta: blank check for the government?

In 2016, the left-wing parliamentary group brought a constitutional complaint against the Bundestag’s approval of Ceta. Negotiations will take place in Karlsruhe on Tuesday.

Long struggle for the free trade agreement: Anti-Ceta demonstration 2016 in Berlin Photo: Zuma Press / imago

BERLIN taz | On Tuesday, October 13th, the Federal Constitutional Court will deal with the Ceta free trade agreement between the EU and Canada. The left parliamentary group has sued. The reason: By agreeing to implement the agreement for the time being, the Bundestag did not live up to its responsibility and thus violated the Basic Law, the left believe.

The Ceta Agreement aims to intensify trade between the EU and Canada. Over 99 percent of tariffs will be removed. In Canada, EU companies can also participate in public tenders at regional and local level.

The EU Council of Ministers approved Ceta in October 2016. The Federal Constitutional Court had given the federal government the consent there in an urgent decision with certain conditions. The majority of the Ceta contract has been applied provisionally since 2017 due to a separate resolution.

Two large-scale proceedings on Ceta are pending at the Federal Constitutional Court. The substantive assessment of whether the EU acted beyond its competences (“ultra vires”) when the treaty was concluded is expected to be negotiated next spring. The plaintiff here is an alliance of “More Democracy”, foodwatch and campact, which is supported by 125,000 citizens. The left-wing parliamentary group in the Bundestag is also present with a separate lawsuit.

A chance to undermine environmental standards?

On this Tuesday, however, the parliamentary questions will first be discussed. The parliamentary group on the left is attacking the Bundestag’s position on the provisional application of Ceta. In September 2016, the Bundestag gave the green light, provided that investment protection and issues with national competence are excluded.

None of this went far enough for the left. Instead of a statement with limited binding force, the Bundestag should have made its position binding by law, they think. The content of the statement is also too vague and is essentially issuing a “blank check” to the government, according to the lawsuit formulated by Berlin law professor Andreas Fischer-Lescano. The Bundestag neither states exactly which matters should be excluded from the provisional application, nor does it ensure that the EU does not act beyond its competences.

In October 2015 around 250,000 people demonstrated against Ceta in Berlin. Above all, the protection of investors from the other economic area was criticized. Investors are guaranteed “fair and cheap” treatment in the contract, and they are also protected against “indirect expropriations”.

Critics fear that corporations can block an improvement in standards in environmental and consumer protection as well as in labor law in this way. Due to the protests, however, an innovative solution was agreed to protect investors in Ceta. 15 permanently appointed judges are to sit in the Ceta court, while arbitral tribunals have so far been made up of lawyers and professors who have been paid on a case-by-case basis.

The Groko is threatened with embarrassment

Originally, the protest was directed against the planned TTIP agreement with the USA, which did not come about because US President Donald Trump seems to have no interest in free trade agreements. For the EU, Ceta now serves as an exemplary agreement on which other free trade agreements, for example with China, should be based.

And the agreement actually has significant consequences: In 2018, goods exports from the EU to Canada rose by 15 percent compared to the average of the three previous years. Above all, exports of cheese (plus 33 percent) and pharmaceutical products (29 percent) grew.

The provisional application of the agreement does not apply to the rules on investment protection, which have yet to be ratified by the national parliaments. So far, the representatives of 14 EU states have ratified the treaty, 13 EU states are still missing, including Germany. Most recently, the Cypriot parliament voted against the agreement. In the Federal Republic of Germany it is controversial whether, in addition to the Bundestag, the Bundesrat must also agree, where the Greens, who have criticized Ceta so far, could enforce a veto. Federal politics is currently waiting for the outcome of the processes in Karlsruhe and only then wants to decide on a Ceta ratification.

The verdict on the current action by the left-wing faction will only be announced in a few months. A success of the left would be an embarrassment for the grand coalition and would probably set standards for the future EU responsibility of the Bundestag. Since it is a matter of internal processes, a success of the constitutional lawsuit would probably have no effect on Germany’s provisional ties to Ceta.

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Ceta free trade agreement: Ceta in court (neue-deutschland.de)

Photo: Daniel Reinhardt / dpa

It has now been almost four years since the Ceta free trade agreement between Canada and the EU was signed with great pomp. Ceta is “the most comprehensive, most ambitious and most progressive agreement that has ever been negotiated by Canada or the European Union, and will open a new dimension for our economic partnership,” both parties said in a joint statement. Ceta will deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth and encourage job creation.

But the free trade agreement is still not fully in force. Although the European Parliament approved the treaty at the beginning of 2017, it has not yet been ratified by all member states. In Germany this is now also a legal issue. Several lawsuits are pending before the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. A lawsuit by the left-wing parliamentary group in the Bundestag was heard on Tuesday. The parliamentary group wants the highest judges in the country to clarify whether a statement by the Bundestag on the free trade agreement violates the Basic Law. According to the lawsuit, the Bundestag was too vague and issued the government with a “blanket power of attorney”.

Parliament adopted the opinion in question in September 2016 at the request of the Union and the SPD. The subject was the signature and provisional application of the trade agreement. According to the Left, the Bundestag did not fulfill its responsibility to participate in the formation of political opinions on EU issues, the responsibility for integration. The Federal Constitutional Court must now clarify how this responsibility for integration is constitutionally structured and what requirements must be placed on the Bundestag.

Left parliamentary group leader Amira Mohamed Ali criticized the court for the fact that Ceta is already being applied “without there being a law passed by parliament on it”. The Federal Ministry of Economics said in defense that the agreement had been concluded with Canada – a country that is “definitely very close” to Germany in its values ​​and views on democracy and the rule of law.

It is not yet clear when the judges will pronounce a verdict. It is also still unclear when further lawsuits regarding Ceta will be negotiated. At least it is not the first lawsuit against Ceta that the Karlsruhe judges have to deal with. Urgent motions against the agreement were being negotiated before it was signed. At the time, the judges allowed German participation if, among other things, the section on special courts was left out and the federal government ensured that Germany could also leave again. For its part, the European Court of Justice came to the conclusion in April 2019 that Ceta was compatible with EU law.

Opponents of the agreement are particularly critical of the planned special jurisdiction for disputes between states and investors, which they believe will undermine democratic freedom. The Left Party receives support from the Greens and non-governmental organizations in its fight against the agreement.

The spokeswoman for economic policy of the Greens in the Bundestag, Katharina Dröge, does not share the arguments of the left in the process. At the same time, however, she considers Ceta to be “politically wrong”. According to Dröge, “with the unjust rights of action for corporations, it harbors enormous risks for environmental and consumer protection and public budgets.”

Thilo Bode from the consumer organization Foodwatch said: »If Ceta is fully ratified, the Ceta committees can make far-reaching decisions without involving the parliaments. This undermines the basic principles of democracy and endangers standards for the protection of consumers and the environment. «For Robert Huber from the association Mehr Demokratie, trade agreements like Ceta threaten to undermine the rights of parliaments» especially in the member states «. Alessa Hartmann, however, warns that, due to the corporate rights of actions created by the agreement, governments will “think twice about enacting effective climate laws – for fear of expensive damage claims from corporations.”

In Cyprus, the parliament rejected ratification of the agreement because of similar concerns. The government there now wants to renegotiate the free trade agreement. The federal government rejects this. She just wants to wait for the outcome of the lawsuits to ratify Ceta. With agencies

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death of an indigenous woman, victim of racism on her hospital bed

A racist scandal has shaken Canada since the death of Joyce Echaquan, 37 years old, mother of a family,
member of the Attikameks, native people of Quebec. Hospitalized for stomach pain, she died Monday, September 28 at the Lanaudière hospital center, in the Joliette region, after being vvictim of racist comments on his hospital bed.

Shortly before I die, she filmed herself with her cell phone. She complained and said she was too medicated. The images were posted on Facebook. According to The Journal of Montreal, who was able to see the video, a person attacked her violently by insulting her: “Esti thick tabarnouche… It’s better dead that. Are you finished fooling… hug? thick and soft. “

The death of Joyce Echaquan shocked all of Quebec and shocked even the highest political levels. François Legault, Premier of Quebec, spoke of an event “totally unacceptable”. Justin Trudeau denounced an act of “systemic racism” : “What happened was the worst form of racism, when someone needed help the most. This is an example of systemic racism that is simply unacceptable in Canada.” Protests demanding justice for Joyce erupted across the country.

My wife lived her last days in agony surrounded by scornful people

Carol Dubé, companion of Joyce Echaquan.

Carol Dubé, the companion in her thirties, and father of her seven children, spoke publicly in Joliette on Friday October 2: “My spouse lived her last days in agony surrounded by contemptuous people. The last words she heard before she died, from those who were supposed to protect her:
insults, humiliation“, he said, according to comments reported by The Journal of Montreal.

A complaint has been filed and the relatives of Joyce Echaquan, supported by their lawyer Paul-Émile Ottawa, hope that it will lead to criminal charges. The Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault, announced this Saturday, October 3 to have called for “a public survey in order to clarify the causes and circumstances “of the drama.

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