Category: TPP

Trade Justice Network on the Revived TPP Talks

On May 2 and 3, high level negotiators from 11 countries met in Toronto behind closed doors at an undisclosed location in an attempt to revive the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The renewed talks sparked protest from the Trade Justice Network and other civil society organizations, calling these secret negotiations absurd and undemocratic. Trade Justice Network (TJN) Co-Chair […]

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Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Joint Media Release As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships May 2, 2017 – High level negotiators from 11 countries are meeting in Toronto in an attempt to resuscitate the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership. […]

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TPP: Urgent need for full, independent assessment

TPP: Urgent need for full, independent assessment

Hearings into the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership kicked off in Vancouver with a stark warning from the Trade Justice Network about the deal’s many negative consequences, and an urgent call for a comprehensive, public and independent assessment of the pact. TJN co-chair Blair Redlin told members of the House of Commons Committee on International Trade there […]

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Federal leaders’ debate: Canada’s trade deals need independent analysis, not corporate cheerleading, says Trade Justice Network

Federal leaders’ debate: Canada’s trade deals need independent analysis, not corporate cheerleading, says Trade Justice Network

Ottawa — On the cusp of Thursday’s federal election debate on the economy, the Trade Justice Network, (www.tradejustice.ca), a coalition of Canadian unions, environmental groups and citizens’ groups, is calling on federal leaders to mandate the Parliamentary Budget Officer to do real fact-based analysis before they sign “free trade” deals that are destructive to Canadian […]

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TPP: 3 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership | CTV

TPP: 3 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership | CTV

The public isn’t allowed to know what is specified in the full text of the TPP, which means that public knowledge of the agreement is limited – and according to one poll, most Canadians aren’t even aware the agreement exists, despite the fact that one of the many rounds of negotiations was held in Canada […]

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Harper poised to sign Pacific Rim trade deal, putting safe rural ridings in play | Ibbitson

Harper poised to sign Pacific Rim trade deal, putting safe rural ridings in play | Ibbitson

Apart from balancing the budget, the third Harper government has considered trade its highest priority. That’s why Stephen Harper is poised to toss accepted electoral wisdom aside and sign the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Read the full article here.

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75% of Canadians have never heard of major “TPP” trade deal being negotiated in secret

75% of Canadians have never heard of major “TPP” trade deal being negotiated in secret

OTTAWA (June 17, 2015) – Three out of four Canadians have no idea that the federal government is negotiating a huge international trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that could have serious repercussions for the country, a new poll suggests. The poll, conducted by Environics Research Group for Trade Justice Network, found that […]

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The TPP and Canada | Fact Sheet by CCPA on the Trans Pacific Partnership

The TPP and Canada | Fact Sheet by CCPA on the Trans Pacific Partnership

This 4-page fact sheet provides readers with background on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-country trade and investment treaty negotiation that began in 2008. The fact sheet outlines some of the issues and consequences of Canada’s involvement in the TPP, as well the kind of restrictions the TTP puts on government policy and regulation. Download the factsheet […]

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Stuart Trew unpacks the Trans-Pacific Partnership on The Agenda | CCPA

Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have called it an historic opportunity for Canada. But critics consider it secretive, dangerous, and even potentially undemocratic. CCPA’s Stuart Trew appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to help unpack the massive trade deal and discuss its implications and consequences for the Canadian economy. See […]

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Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) | Doctors Without Boarders

Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) | Doctors Without Boarders

Unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement is on track to become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries. The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated between the U.S. and ten other Pacific Rim nations. The negotiations are being conducted in secret, but […]

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