Recent and forthcoming publications

“Pipe Schemes and the USMCA,” Council of Canadians, forthcoming February 2019 (with Gordon Laxer)

Will Science-Based Targets Save Us? Insights from the Global Food Industry,” Global Policy Next Generation Opinion, 5 February 2019 (with Caitlin Scott)


Pipelines, Paris, and Decarbonization: The Future of Canadian Energy and Climate Policy,” Workshop report prepared on behalf of Steven Bernstein and Matthew Hoffmann, Environmental Governance Lab, March 2017

The CETA Deception 2.0: How the Trudeau Government is Misrepresenting CETA,” The Council of Canadians, January 2017

Food Safety, Agriculture and Regulatory Cooperation in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA),” The Council of Canadians, August 2016 (with Sujata Dey)

“Gender Equity and LGBTQ Rights,” Progress on Women’s Rights—Missing in Action: A Shadow Report on Canada’s Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform  for Action, prepared by a network of NGOs, trade unions and independent experts, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, October 2014

“CETA and the Buy-Local Provision,” Making Sense of the CETA: An Analysis of the Final Text of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Ed. Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, September 2014

Trade Reform and the Development Deficit,” Institutional Reform Goals Project by Academics Stand Against Poverty, 2014 (Discussion Paper)


The New NAFTA — What’s the Deal with Energy?” Behind the Numbers, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 21 November 2018

Rewiring Our ‘Trade Brains’ for the Climate Crisis,” The Monitor, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, July/August 2018

Getting Socially Progressive Trade Right: How Canada ought to approach trade and gender with the Pacific Alliance,” The Signal Board, Canadian International Council, 6 March 2018 (with Erin Hannah)

Regulatory Harmonization in International Trade: A Categorical or Conditional Imperative?” Global Policy Opinion, 26 July 2016 (with Michael Faubert)

Investor Court in CETA Does Not Fix Problems with Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” Behind the Numbers, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 3 November 2016 (with Hadrian Mertins-Kirwkood)

Will CETA Trade Away Canada’s Local Food Systems?” The Monitor, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 1 March 2016

CETA: A Bad Trade For Women,” Behind the Numbers Blog, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 17 December 2014

Book reviews

TTIP, ‘Truth’ and the Future of Global Trade” (Review of TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership by Ferdi de Ville & Gabriel Siles-Brügge) in Global Justice 10(1), 2017

Coffee, Co-optation & the Fair Trade Movement—Review of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op and the Fair Trade Movement,” The Monitor, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, December 2014/January 2015

Public talks 

“Earth Allies,” Power of Being YOU! A Social Justice and Allyship Conference for Youth, Kitchener Ontario, 19 October 2018 (workshop creator and facilitator — blog post here)

“Trade, natural resources and the environment,” People’s Trade Agenda – Moving Forward, The Council of Canadians, Hamilton Ontario, 21 April 2018 (subject matter expert)

“Suing states: ISDS, Trump and Trade,” De-Globalization, Re-Nationalization, Rising Populism, Oh My! Roundtable, King’s University College, 4 April 2017

“CETA and Food Sovereignty,” Webinar: Why we Should Worry About Regulatory Cooperation Under CETA, 5 October 2016 (with Sujata Day)

“CETA & Local Food Procurement,” What’s On Your Plate? Food and Trade Symposium, London Ontario, 31 May 2016