Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

CBC: Canadians still don't know what the Trans-Pacific Partnership is

Despite the secrecy, we know that The TPP would criminalize your online activity, invade your privacy, and cost you money. Speak out now at

Article by The Canadian Press for the CBC

It's the biggest free trade deal Canadians never heard of.

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National Observer: Why is the TPP bad for Canada?

No Big Industry interests were harmed in the making of this agreement.

Article by Stuart Trew & Scott Sinclair by the National Observer

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations slouch toward an agreement, supporters have cranked the volume on their praise for what is sometimes called the “NAFTA of the Pacific.” Critics, of which there are a growing number, prefer “NAFTA on steroids” – a sign the 12-country pact can only lead to more of the same deregulation, offshoring and rising inequality that are the legacy of 20 years of North American free trade.

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Geist: Canadians, beware of the TPP

The TPP would criminalize your online activity, invade your privacy, and cost you money. Speak out now at

Article by Michael Geist

Canada’s business community has mobilized in recent weeks to call on the government to adopt a more aggressive, engaged approach with respect to the biggest trade negotiations on the planet – the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. The TPP involves 12 countries including the United States, Australia, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Vietnam, Brunei, Japan, Peru, and Chile.

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Canadians across the country have been reading a new acronym in the news lately, and it has many wondering–what exactly is the TPP?

Well, the TPP, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a massive, international trade agreement being negotiated between Canada and 11 other nations, entirely behind closed doors. If signed, the TPP would be the largest agreement ever of its kind, and would cover 40% of global trade.

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NY Times: The verdict is in on Obama's efforts to sell the top secret TPP

“A snow job” - that’s the verdict of this Nobel Prize-winning economist on Obama’s efforts to sell his top-secret TPP.

Article by Paul Krugman for The New York Times

One of the Obama administration’s underrated virtues is its intellectual honesty. Yes, Republicans see deception and sinister ulterior motives everywhere, but they’re just projecting. The truth is that, in the policy areas I follow, this White House has been remarkably clear and straightforward about what it’s doing and why.

Every area, that is, except one: international trade and investment.

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Huffington Post: Did you know Canada is the most sued nation under free trade agreements?

Now Canada wants to sign on to another massive, secretive agreement that will exploit our 'partners' and establish unaccountable supra-national tribunals to further erode democratic decision-making at the national level. 

Article by Sunny Freeman for the Huffington Post

Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country’s environmental laws, according to a new study.

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