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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada

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 end

Scott Sinclair

SCOTT SINCLAIR is a senior research fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, where he directs the centre's Trade and Investment Research Project. He was formerly a senior trade policy advisor with the government of British Columbia. STUART TREW is the editor of the CCPA Monitor, a bimonthly publication of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He was previously a trade researcher and campaigner with the Council of Canadians and, before that, editor of a popular weekly newspaper in Ottawa.

Stuart Trew

SCOTT SINCLAIR is a senior research fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, where he directs the centre's Trade and Investment Research Project. He was formerly a senior trade policy advisor with the government of British Columbia. STUART TREW is the editor of the CCPA Monitor, a bimonthly publication of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He was previously a trade researcher and campaigner with the Council of Canadians and, before that, editor of a popular weekly newspaper in Ottawa.
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Overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in terms of it’s effect on Canada. Briefly outlines the debates and the specific areas that other chapters delve more thoroughly into ; 23 $2.30

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claims the TPP will generate significant trade benefits for Canada are unfounded. Canada already has tariff-free access to most of the TPP region 24 $2.40

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explore the implications of the TPP for public health care resulting from the agreement’s provisions on intellectual property, services and investment. 26 $2.60

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explore the implications of the TPP for drug costs resulting from the agreement’s provisions on intellectual property, services and investment. 18 $1.80

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Analyzes that the TPP’s Environmental Protection Standards are not what they claim to be and are not effectively enforceable as exemplified by opposition fron Environmental Organizations 17 $1.70

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Analyzes that the TPP’s Labour Protection Standards are not what they claim to be and are not effectively enforceable as exemplified by opposition fron Labour Organizations ; 15 $1.50

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Canada’s temporary entry commitments in the TPP cover a wider range of occupations and sectors than NAFTA, and for the first time the system would be extended to countries such as Australia … 28 $2.80

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analyzes one of the most contentious features of the TPP and similar agreements going back to NAFTA. The investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism gives foreign investors the right … 16 $1.60

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Alexandre Maltais discusses how the TPP turns away from values enshrined in the 2005 UNESCO convention on cultural diversity, and toward the notion that culture is merely a commodity like any other. 20 $2.00

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Michael Geist, one of Canada’s most knowledgeable and incisive critics of the TPP, examines the implications of its copyright provisions. As anticipated early on in the negotiations, the … 15 $1.50

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Daniel Sheppard and Louis Century, lawyers at Goldblatt Partners, provide a compelling case study that warns how corporate interests in the U.S. might take advantage of these novel provisions to … ; 13 $1.30