TPP – Open letter to Justin Trudeau: This is a bad deal for Canada. We must say “no” to the TPP!


BosoAs the World appears to be teetering on the brink of open global war, our BOSOs (“Benevolent” Occult Satanist Overlords…) are still busy pushing their multifaceted nefarious agendas – global “free” trade agreements such as the TPP are part of these.

Reproduced below is a letter I have sent this week through The Council of Canadians portal. So far, only Chrystia Freeland and Rhéal Fortin have acknowledged receipt of my letter.

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House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade
Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Conservative Party
Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the NDP
Rhéal Fortin, Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party
Jacques Gourde, MP for Lotbinière (CP)

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and members of the Standing Committee on International Trade,

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text now revealed, you have promised to consult with Canadians, listen to us, and act on what you hear. I commend you on this promise, and take you up on it. I have serious concerns about the TPP and believe it requires a full independent review to ensure it is in the best interest of Canadians like me.

I oppose the TPP because it’s a rotten deal for Canadians in general and Canadian workers in particular, while it’s a great deal for big international corporations. For instance, it will extend patent provisions for the pharmaceutical industry. This will delay the introduction of generic forms of prescription drugs. The TPP will also make it more difficult – if not impossible – to create the national pharmacare program so badly needed in our country.

I also oppose the TPP because it will reduce our environmental protections by allowing corporations to sue us for policies or regulations that limit corporate profits – even if they are for the public good.

It will also make it much more difficult for Canada to regulate its food and dairy industry.

I am writing to you today to request that you:

1. Ask the Parliamentary Budget Officer to conduct a comprehensive and independent analysis of the TPP text. Among other things, the analysis must assess the deal’s impact on human rights, health, employment, environment and democracy.

2. Hold public hearings in each province and territory across Canada as well as separate and meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities and First Nations. No such agreement should ever be ratified without full consent.

3. The investor-state dispute settlement provisions (ISDS) will erode our national and provincial sovereignty and must be excised from the TPP.

4. Remove health care and pharmaceuticals from the TPP. Our public health policy should be dictated by evidence, not by trade agreements. People must be put before profit.

This is a bad deal for Canada. We must say “no” to the TPP!

Henri Thibodeau
Sainte-Croix QC


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