The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)was negotiated in secrecy between the previous federal government, the United States, Mexico and nine other countries.The Council of Canadians opposes this deal because it includes an investor-state dispute settlement provision that allows transnational corporations to sue governments over legislation or policies made in the public interest, it extends the patent length (and profits) of pharmaceutical corporations by delaying the introduction of lower cost generic drugs, it slashes the domestic content requirement for automobiles, putting thousands of autoworker jobs at risks, and it undermines family farmers by opening up the Canadian dairy market to imports without creating new export markets for Canadian farmers.
The Trudeau government has promised real consultation and has extended the deadline for Canadians to submit written comments on the TPP to June 30, 2016
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