Citizen Action Monitor

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz heaps scorn on TPP and TTIP

“This is an attempt to increase the power of corporations to control economies and societies.” No 1542 Posted by fw, December 16, 2015 “What they want is stripping away regulations. … Continue reading

December 16, 2015

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

VIDEO — Panel of experts in Ottawa discuss complexities of technology and the TPP

For ordinary folks, the 75-minute highly technical discussion can be challenging, but worth the effort. No 1539 Posted by fw, December 13, 2015 This post is organized in three sections … Continue reading

December 14, 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