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Trans-Pacific Partnership is mostly an investor protection agreement

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By Blair Redlin Inasmuch as 97% of Canadian exports to TPP countries are already duty free, it’s our view that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is mostly an investor protection agreement, which should be primarily assessed on that basis. The arguments

Canada will sign TPP soon, Obama says

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Canada will soon sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, US President Barack Obama revealed following a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Manila today. “We’re both soon

TPP will cause unnecessary suffering by making medicines unaffordable, MSF warns

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The recently released text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the deal contains dangerous provisions that would dismantle public health safeguards enshrined in international law and restrict access to price-lowering generic medicines for millions of people leading to unnecessary suffering

TPP: Chapter By Chapter Analysis

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After years of secret negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was finally released last night. Civil society is going through the text with a fine-toothed comb to uncover provisions that threaten the rights, freedoms and the well-being of

Bad deal for Canadian workers, great for foreign corporate giants − labour group slams TPP

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership, whose full text was made available to the public yesterday after years of secret negotiations, includes provisions to harmonize Canadian labour laws with those of countries with inferior labour standards, reduce the ability of our government to

Canada will be forced to accept unlimited number of TFWs under TPP

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Canada will be forced to grant work permits to an unlimited number of temporary foreign workers who are nationals of the other member countries under the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the final text of the deal released

TPP: Cancer for Canadians and closed doors for Canadian dairy exports, whistleblower scientist warns

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Allowing milk from hormone-treated cows in the United States into Canada under the Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase the cancer risk for Canadians while making it more difficult for the nation’s dairy farmers to export Canadian milk overseas, according to a

TPP: A good deal for Big Pharma

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On Oct. 5, negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a a multi-nation deal held in secret between twelve Pacific Rim nations, reached an agreement said to cover more than 40 per cent of global GDP. Those participating countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada,

TPP opens floodgates to unregulated temporary foreign workers

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could see hundreds of thousands of additional temporary foreign workers (TFWs) entering Canada without any consideration of their impact on the local labour market leading to worsening unemployment among Canadian workers, labour groups warn. The Canadian