Citizen Action Monitor

NO TPP RENEGOTIATION — Canada agrees to move ahead quickly to adopt the US-led trade pact

A day of infamy — Monday September 12, 2016, the 12 TPP signatories agreed that they will not renegotiate the deal. No 1774 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 PM Trudeau … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

Toronto TPP Town Hall event — remarkable passion and enthusiasm for public engagement on display

The audience was knowledgeable, citing specific issues and their potential impact. No 1705 Posted by fw, June 17, 2016 “The event ran nearly 2 1/2 hours with dozens of speakers from … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

TPP is “a bad deal that should be renegotiated or rejected and trade alternatives pursued”, says Michael Geist

At his appearance before the Commons Trade Committee, Geist noted: “…the US maintains that it gets to decide for Canada how to ratify the agreement”. No 1665 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 7, 2016

TPP consultations don’t meet Trudeau’s promise of “openness and transparency”

NGO groups create “new tool” to ensure citizens’ input gets to Parliamentary Committee on Trade, and MPs. No 1633 Posted by fw, April 3, 2016 “On the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), International … Continue reading

April 3, 2016

Trudeau and Obama agree on TPP benefits, stop short of pledging implementation

“The TPP would advance objectives of shared prosperity, creating jobs, protecting workers and the environment and promoting sustainable economic development.” Really? No 1613 Posted by fw, March 13, 2016 “Prime Minister Trudeau … Continue reading

March 13, 2016

‘Expert’ elites determine whose voice counts in global trade policymaking, says Canadian academic

Study shows that those who “talk the talk” are empowered, while NGOs, detractors, and critics are silenced. No 1592 Posted by fw, February 11, 2016 This post draws on Dr. Erin … Continue reading

February 11, 2016

Surprise — Trudeau government responds to my TPP feedback

Elation collapsed to disappointment when I read the perfunctory letter. No 1588 Posted by fw, February 6, 2016 Imagine my surprise when, on February 2, 2016, I received an email letter … Continue reading

February 6, 2016

On the TPP, “the Liberals are going to do whatever they can get away with,” says Scott Vrooman

“It remains to be seen if the Liberals pro-trade stance means pro-TPP, but for now they’ll listen to Canadians, so that Canadians feel listened to.” No 1587 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

February 5, 2016

Worrying signs surface that Trudeau government has already decided to ratify the TPP

Government is challenging, not addressing, citizen concerns, says Council of Canadians No 1585 Posted by fw, February 3, 2016 “While the Trudeau government has stated it has not taken a … Continue reading

February 3, 2016

Is Minister Freeland undervaluing TPP input from “ordinary citizens”?

This citizen would like to see signs that his input is valued as a TPP ‘stakeholder’ in the consultation process No 1566 Posted by fw, January 14, 2016 “Freeland characterized herself … Continue reading

January 14, 2016

Trudeau government fails to meet TPP promise to “ensure Canadians are consulted”

Canada’s TPP website invites public input, provides a contact email address, but omits other relevant details. No 1559 Posted by fw, January 7, 2016 “With respect to their promise to … Continue reading

January 7, 2016

Looking for TPP information on Government of Canada’s website? Here’s where to find it – For now

Canada’s government website is under reconstruction, so navigation can be frustrating. No 1537 Posted by fw, December 12, 2015 First, an important December 14 update to this post: When reading … Continue reading

December 12, 2015