Let's Talk TPP

Let's Talk TPP


  Send your message to decision-makers today: the TPP is not a good deal for Canada

The TPP is a bad deal for Canadians. It will restrict free expression online, kill jobs, undermine environmental protections, and erode your democratic rights.


Right now the government is asking Canadians what they think before they move to push this agreement into law. This is your best chance to let your MP and the Parliamentary Committee reviewing the TPP know where you stand. Use this tool to get your views on the public record of the Standing Committee on International Trade. 


Add your comment below and we’ll ensure Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and your MP hear from you.

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By now, many of us have heard that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was negotiated in complete secrecy, with no opportunity for Canadians to engage with the process or to have their voices heard. This changes today.

Our government has promised us real consultation on the TPP, and we’re asking you to let them know exactly where you stand.

With the full text of the agreement in hand14 we now know for certain that the TPP will kill jobs, stifle free expression online, threaten environmental protections, and cost Canadians money.15

And the real poison pill still looms: investor-state provisions in the TPP would allow foreign conglomerates to challenge our domestic laws and subject Canada to multi-million dollar lawsuits.16, 17

Now is the time for you to send your message to your MP and to the Liberal government. Use our talking points, or craft your own unique message to tell decision-makers your concerns about the TPP.

Remember: it’s not an agreement unless we agree to it.


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[1] For Canadian innovators, will TPP mean protection – or colonialism? Source: The Globe and Mail

[2] The Trouble with the TPP, Day 3: Copyright Term Extension. Source: Michael Geist

[3] The Trouble with the TPP, Day 2: Locking in Digital Locks. Source: Michael Geist

[4] TPP would let foreign investors bypass the Canadian public interest. Source: The Globe and Mail

[5] Trans-Pacific Partnership deal "an act of climate denial." Source: National Observer

[6] Trading Down: Unemployment, Inequality and Other Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Source: Tufts University

[7] NDP Pushes Need for TPP Assessment as Deal Signed. Source: The Tyee

[8] Recapping the Trouble with the TPP: Pt 2. Source: OpenMedia

[9] TPP Will Cost Canada 58,000 Jobs, Won’t Grow Economy. Source: CCPA

[10] What’s the big deal? Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Source: CCPA

[11] Bad Medicine: Canadians will pay more for drugs and lose privacy under TPP. Source: CLC

[12] Involuntary Medication: The Possible Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the Cost and Regulation of Medicine in Canada. Source: CCPA
[13] The Trans-Pacific Partnership. Source: Doctors Without Borders Canada.

[14] The full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Source: USTR

[15] TPP In Depth. Source: Council of Canadians
[16] The Trouble With the TPP, Day 42: The Risks of Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Source: Michael Geist
[17] The investor-state dispute settlement provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Source: Council of Canadians

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