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

Why the growing public hostility to neoliberal globalization? – Joseph Stiglitz explains

Staggering income inequality is evident, plutocrats are big winners, rising unemployment of unskilled workers. No 1745 Posted by fw, August 8, 2016 “Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

Michael Geist proposes Plan B, a bi-lateral trade option, as a preferred alternative to TPP

Ecological economist Bill Rees has another option, call it Plan C, Degrowth, that I think should not be overlooked. No 1682 Posted by fw, May 25. 2016 First, Michael’s Plan B … Continue reading

May 25, 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

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

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

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

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

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

TPP is an ethical flop, trading profits over people

24 of 29 chapters cater to corporate interests: the pro-corporate TPP legislation was written by corporations, for corporations. No 1581 Posted by fw, January 29, 2016 “The TPP is hard … Continue reading

January 29, 2016

If the TPP is an immoral system that can’t be changed, will it do harm? Yes, said ‘citizen’ Chrystia Freeland

“Anyone who works in an immoral system is going to do harm. So change the system,” said Noam Chomsky No 1580 Posted by fw, January 28, 2016 And no one … Continue reading

January 28, 2016

“I am strongly opposed to the TPP, and I echo calls to reject the agreement” – Elizabeth May, MP

“We cannot let the TPP move forward unless Canadians have signed on.” No 1579 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “This deal has serious implications for Canadian democracy, and our … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

BREAKING: Trade Minister Freeland now says Canada will sign TPP on February 4, 2016

“Tell the Trade Minister right now: do NOT sign the TPP” urges Canada’s Open Media organization. No 1576 Posted by fw, January 25, 2016 On January 12, Minister Freeland said, … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

TPP huge threat to any Canadian law opposed by big multinationals, says Osgood Hall law prof

“The TPP is a threat to our institutions of sovereignty, democracy and the rule of law.” No 1571 Posted by fw, January 21, 2016 “In this article, I offer seven … Continue reading

January 21, 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