Category Archives: TPP

Unite against Trump’s ultra-right racists!

The election of Donald Trump marks an extremely dangerous shift, that threatens peace, democracy and sovereignty abroad, and labour, civil, social, and equality rights in the U.S. As the de facto leader of a fascist movement, Trump has been compared … Continue reading

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Higher prescription costs (reason #3 for rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Proposed intellectual property rules in the TPP would limit competition in the pharmaceutical industry from generic drug manufacturers. Patients will wait longer for affordable treatments, and medicine and vaccine prices will skyrocket. Photo credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto     The current … Continue reading

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Suing taxpayers for “future profits” (reason #2)

  Like NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), the TPP contains investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions which allow corporations to sue governments for legislation which could mean lost “future profits.” There were 12 such cases brought against Canada from … Continue reading

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The TPP is attacking democracy and sovereignty (reason #1)

Investor rights pacts like the TPP severely restrict the ability of governments to adopt legislation and standards to protect the rights of working people and the environment. The TPP will undermine the rights of nations and peoples to determine our … Continue reading

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