“The TPP is about strengthening the rights of corporations at the expense of citizens, workers, and the environment. The costs of ratifying the TPP far outweigh any small benefit that may be gained. -- Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Last federal election Canadians voted overwhelmingly against policies that fuel income inequality. Now a federal government advisory council is making recommendations that fly in the face of what Canadians voted for.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
The release of the promised study on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) does not address most concerns about the proposed international trade agreement.
"The TPP copyright provisions, if ratified, could potentially “lead to millions of dollars in royalty payments being transferred out of Canada, the increased criminalization of copyright law, and a loss of policy flexibility for future Canadian copyright reforms." — Michael Giest, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa
Attend this important forum with leading experts to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Ottawa.
“We’re disappointed with the government’s decision to sign on and have outlined the many problems that we see with this very broad-reaching agreement," — CLC President Hassan Yussuff
"Just as earlier governments used industrial strategies to build our country, our current federal and provincial governments need modern industrial strategies to respond to the problem of climate change." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“Most Canadians wouldn’t buy a new car without researching the warranty coverage, the mileage, reviews and so on. Yet our government would have us agree to sweeping economic agreements like CETA and the TPP without providing us any facts." — Larry Brown, Trade Justice Network co-chair and NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer
" Rights of corporations take precedence over rights of democratically elected government and its citizens. Only by speaking out against these deals, will we expose their true nature and harm to our future." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer.