TPP: Trudeau’s first big test as Prime Minister

This piece was originally published by Common Ground and

Do you squeeze oranges expecting apple juice? Of course not. So Canadians shouldn’t be surprised when an undemocratic process like the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations yields an undemocratic result.

Read more »

Ottawa Citizen: Liberals mull keeping some new powers for spy service

Is Trudeau 'just not ready' to #KillC51? Here are the changes the Liberals have promised to make to C-51.

Article by Ian Macleod for the Ottawa Citizen

The Liberals are considering whether Canada’s civilian spy service should be allowed to launch missions aimed at disrupting terrorist plots and other suspected threats to national security.

Read more »

Topics: Online Spying

Yahoo News: Could your Halloween costume be illegal next year because of the TPP?

Experts are warning that Halloween costumes and cosplay are in the crosshairs of the TPP's extreme new copyright restrictions.

Article by Aaron Broverman for Yahoo News Daily Brew

Leaked drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], specifically the chapters addressing copyright and intellectual property, reveal that the trade agreement may have dire consequences for those in particular fandom communities.

If you enjoy cosplaying (the act of creating costumes and dressing up as favourite characters) or selling your own original art featuring licensed characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man or the Hulk at fan conventions and you live in one of the 12 countries who negotiated the TPP (including Canada), you may want to pay attention.

Read more »

Syndicate content