Citizen Action Monitor

“Clinton is against the TPP…. And so, I think it’s dead for Obama’s administration”

“If there is ever to be a TPP, it has to be totally renegotiated,” says Clinton adviser, Joseph Stiglitz. No 1735 Posted by fw, July 28, 2016 “She’s against it. And she’s … Continue reading

July 28, 2016

Don’t ratify TPP, TTIP and CETA trade agreements, advises UN Independent Expert

These agreements “constitute an attack on the very essence of sovereignty and self-determination.” No 1722 Posted by fw, July 10, 2016 “In this report, I address multiple threats to the international … Continue reading

July 10, 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

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

My letter to 4 MPs requesting help in having Canada’s trade minister explain how citizens’ TPP input will be used

Trade Minister Freeland says she has received “feedback from thousands of Canadians” about the TPP. No 1584 Posted by fw, February 1, 2016 Today I sent an email, copied below, … Continue reading

February 1, 2016

Here’s a refreshing vision of an economic model that serves the common good

Unlike the TPP model that primarily serves the avarice of the 1% No 1578 Posted by fw, January 27, 2016 “UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said recently “we have … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership incompatible with democracy? My letter to Trade Minister Freeland

This is my fourth letter to the Minister’s office. So far auto-responses but no answers to any of the issues I’ve raised. No 1565 Posted by fw, January 13, 2016 … Continue reading

January 13, 2016

TPP is slated to become the most harmful trade agreement ever for access to medicines, says MSF president

MSF urges Canada and other TPP negotiating countries to reject this trade treaty No 1545 Posted by fw, December 18, 2015 “MSF expresses its dismay that TPP countries have agreed … Continue reading

December 18, 2015

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

The difference between signing and ratifying TPP is like the difference between dating and marriage

Ratification would require Canada to amend a wide variety of laws to ensure that it is compliant with TPP requirements. No 1535 Posted by fw, December 9, 2015 “It should … Continue reading

December 9, 2015

Has Canada’s Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland already tweeted away her TPP sellout?

Liberals used to be against NAFTA until they were for it. No 1525 Posted by fw, November 30, 2015 “The Globe and Mail reported on November 18 that the new, … Continue reading

November 30, 2015

TPP prediction shocker by reporter Roger Jordan —

“There is little doubt that Trudeau will soon give Obama what he wants in regards to the TPP” No 1522 Posted by fw, November 21, 2015 “There is little doubt … Continue reading

November 21, 2015

Obama views Canada’s support for TPP as a done deal

Trudeau, however, maintained that a final decision will not be made ahead of planned parliamentary hearings. No 1521 Posted by fw, November 20, 2015 “U.S. President Barack Obama says he … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

Representatives of 30 US organizations speak out against TPP

Opponents represent labor, consumer, environmental, family farm, consumer, LGBT, health and faith groups No 1520 Posted by fw, November 20, 2015 “Apparently, the TPP’s proponents resorted to such extreme secrecy … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

TPP is “the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries”

TPP’s generous intellectual property protections could still complicate efforts to control drug costs in Canada. No 1519 Posted by fw, November 19, 2015 “While not as bad as feared, this … Continue reading

November 19, 2015

TPP approval will force Canada to change digital policies to conform to “Made in America” standards

“Attempts to preserve Canadian law were unsuccessful,” says legal expert Michael Geist No 1517 Posted by fw, November 17, 2015 “As Canadians assess the 6,000-page agreement, the implications for digital … Continue reading

November 17, 2015

“We’re not going down this failed path anymore,” declares Bernie Sanders in TPP Senate speech

“Since 2001 we have lost 60,000 manufacturing facilities in America, a lot of it is attributable to trade.” No 1515 Posted by fw, November 16, 2015 “Since 2001 we have … Continue reading

November 16, 2015

Maclean’s editorial and university prof celebrate the TPP as a great deal — Great for whom?

Maclean’s editors “ignore how the TPP and similar agreements they promote extend state-designated monopolies.” No 1512 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “The hypocrisy of ‘free market’ advocates is astounding. … Continue reading

November 14, 2015

“Can you bear the cost of $1,000 for a pill to treat Hepatitis C?,” asks WHO Director-General

Margaret Chan is concerned that the TPP may “close the door to affordable medicines,” wondering, “Is this really progress?” No 1511 Posted by fw, November 14, 2015 “A massive trade … Continue reading

November 14, 2015