Citizen Action Monitor

Trudeau’s neoliberals take giant step toward TPP ratification with a positive economic impact study

Critic says flawed model used in the study is based on assumption that “all neoliberalism is good”. No 1775 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 “Sujata Dey, trade campaigner with the … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

TPP not dead — US political jockeying exposes how system is played to give more power to corporations

One sure way to stop TPP is for constituents to lock down congressional votes district by district before the election. No 1764 Posted by fw, September 3, 2016 “It would be great … Continue reading

September 3, 2016

“The more I dug into the TPP, the more trouble I found” – Michael Geist

Over a 50-day period, Geist has built a strong case against TPP ratification. No 1615 Posted by fw, March 15, 2016 “Nearly two-and-a-half months ago, I started a daily examination of … Continue reading

March 15, 2016

Canadian Chamber of Commerce stupidly calls on Trudeau government to move quickly to ratify TPP

That’s ‘stupidity’, says Michael Geist, because TPP cannot take effect until both US and Japan are on board. No 1614 Posted by fw, March 14, 2016 “The U.S. opposition makes it … Continue reading

March 14, 2016

Listen up, Mr. Trudeau, the best economist in the world just trashed the TPP

“The idea is to roll back the Enlightenment and restore feudalism,” says Dr. Michael Hudson of TPP. No 1608 Posted by fw, March 04, 2016 “Michael Hudson is the best economist … Continue reading

March 4, 2016

Exposed — Misuse and abuse of mathematical economic models inflate gains from trade agreements

So, why the reliance on flawed models? – Politicians, public have blind faith in economic expertise; model findings can be used selectively to win public support. No 1593 Posted by … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

With TPP, Canadians can expect higher health care risks and costs

Key findings from two new studies released by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. No 1586 Posted by fw, February 4, 2016 “The TPP would require Canada to extend patent terms … Continue reading

February 4, 2016

TPP advocates promise balanced common good versus corporate interests. Really?

Beware — The promise doesn’t hold up under scrutiny of past trade agreements such as NAFTA No 1583 Posted by fw, January 31, 2016 “In simple terms, trade agreements are … Continue reading

January 31, 2016

TPP will likely lock Canada into morally lax power relationships, blocking positive change in key policy areas

“Obama administration has no interest in enforcing labor or environmental laws referred to in TPP agreement.” No 1582 Posted by fw, January 30, 2016 “The [US] Senate approved language saying … Continue reading

January 30, 2016

By ratifying TPP, Team Trudeau would saddle Canadians with higher drug prices, warns Michael Geist

Canadians could see increased drug costs of between $850 million and $1.6 billion annually under TPP. No 1570 Posted by fw, January 20, 2016 “The TPP patent provision changes are … Continue reading

January 20, 2016

Public review of TPP is badly needed, but will a meaningful process be forthcoming from Team Trudeau?

PM has so far been anything but clear about what a public review might look like. No 1561 Posted by fw, January 10, 2016 “In truth, the TPP cannot be … Continue reading

January 10, 2016

Legal expert Michael Geist shares his concerns about the TPP agreement

Right now “we just don’t know enough to know whether or not this [TPP] makes any sense” No 1541 Posted by fw, December 15, 2015 “In the world of cultural … Continue reading

December 15, 2015