The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada: A Citizen's Guide

The Trans Pacific Partnership and Canada A Citizen s Guide The Trans Pacific Partnership with its twelve participating countries on three continents is the largest regional trade and investment agreement that Canada has ever negotiated It is also one of the

  • Title: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada: A Citizen's Guide
  • Author: Scott Sinclair Stuart Trew Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
  • ISBN: 9781459411807
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Trans Pacific Partnership, with its twelve participating countries on three continents, is the largest regional trade and investment agreement that Canada has ever negotiated It is also one of the most controversial for good reason Negotiations ended exactly a year ago, in October 2015, and the TPP was signed in New Zealand in February 2016 But there is no guarantThe Trans Pacific Partnership, with its twelve participating countries on three continents, is the largest regional trade and investment agreement that Canada has ever negotiated It is also one of the most controversial for good reason Negotiations ended exactly a year ago, in October 2015, and the TPP was signed in New Zealand in February 2016 But there is no guarantee it will ever come into effect.Opposition to the TPP is strongest in the United States, where both 2016 presidential nominees vowed to kill or significantly renegotiate the deal Outgoing President Barack Obama characterized the TPP as a Made in America deal in the hope of getting it passed into law shortly after the November presidential election But is what is good for corporate America good for Canada In this book, experts in a dozen policy areas explain what the impact of the TPP agreement would be on Canada Many of the key issues they explore have received little media coverage, notably the effect of the TPP on environmental protection, health care and other public services, Canada s cultural industries, the labour market, human rights and the democratic decision making process generally Perhaps most controversially, the TPP would expand the rights of multinational corporations to sue governments for policies and decisions that interfere with their profits.Most public commentary on the TPP in Canada has come from CEOs and business lobbyists with a vested interest in furthering a free trade model that impoverishes democracy and weakens our ability to shape public interest regulation The expert contributors to this book, drawn from academia, the labour movement and NGO world, offer an independent and nuanced account of the real but underreported costs of the TPP.

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    1. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada: A Citizen's Guide is a chapter by chapter critical study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is currently up in the air due to the US withdrawal from the agreement. The book was written before this withdrawal, and so is slightly out of date, although Canada and the rest of the parties involved seem willing to continue. The book is wholly negative, and although I agree with many of the points here, and am no advocate for free trade on the whole, [...]

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