Trade

August 5, 2016

"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

June 28, 2016

At NUPGE's 2016 Convention author Paul Mason told delegates that “Neoliberalism’s 35-year cycle is coming to an end, but we might also be at the end of a much longer cycle,” he said. “This new cycle might be as revolutionary as the rise of the printing press.” 

April 18, 2016

Blair Redlin, co-chair of the Trade Justice Network (TJN) told members of the House of Commons Committee on International Trade there is no rush to ratify the TPP, and every reason for a proper economic, social and environmental evaluation of the deal.

January 26, 2016

“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

November 20, 2015

Why is the Trans-Pacific Partnership so dangerous? Watch these videos to find out!

November 9, 2015

"We are asked to accept an economy-altering free-trade deal with no information, just cheerleading rhetoric.” — Larry Brown, Trade Justice Network Co-chair

October 16, 2015

"TPP is a bad deal for anyone who relies on prescription medication. This is why it's important to act now." — Open Letter to Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party

October 14, 2015

NUPGE's Larry Brown spoke to a rally of 250,000 Europeans who were protesting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the U.S. and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

October 8, 2015

"This is a deal by business, for business, with a price tag Canadians shouldn’t have to pay."

Commentary by Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

October 5, 2015

Instead of learning from their mistakes, Conservatives are repeating them. Based on the list of sectors that will be harmed by the TPP, approving the deal will be another step away from a diversified economy.