Tpp Canada

Controversial Trade Deal Not Happening Anytime Soon: BMO

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Business

The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement may be crucial for Canada’s economy, but it’s unlikely to close anytime soon, says one...

Obama Urged To Toss Canada Out Of Trade Talks

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canada should be tossed out of negotiations on a major multinational free trade deal if its government doesn’t agree to open up the agricultural sec...

Canada In Trade Talks With Country That's Planning To Execute Gays

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Business

Ottawa is host this week to the latest round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-country trading bloc that would include P...

This Secret Trade Deal Contains Threats to Public Health

Stephen Cornish | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Business
Stephen Cornish

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is being negotiated in secret, but leaked documents from the negotiations have revealed that the United States is pushing hard for strict intellectual property rules that would protect the profits of pharmaceutical companies at the expense of patients. These rules would extend patent monopolies and delay the introduction of cheaper generic drugs, allowing the big brand-name drug companies to maintain their high prices for longer periods of time. This would put lifesaving medicines out of reach for millions of poor people around the world. It could also lead to higher drug prices here at home.

Latest Hot Trend In Washington? Dissing NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - There's been lots of talk this week from the U.S. administration about NAFTA's shortcomings and the ways it can be fixed.Make no mistake:...

Canada Caved To ‘Outrageous' U.S. Demands In Trade Talks: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government is staying quiet on reports it has caved to U.S. demands on intellectual property and copyright issues in a new Pacific trade d...

Sunny Freeman

Secret Trade Deal Will 'Impact Rights And Civil Liberties'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

A trade agreement Canada intends to sign will have “far-reaching implications for individual rights and civil liberties,” WikiLeaks says. The g...

What's Harper Negotiating In Asia?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Trade Minister Ed Fast are headed to Malaysia and Indonesia this week, and one of the main issues on their agenda is...

Tories Keeping Massive Trade Deal From Parliament: NDP

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Business

The Conservatives are keeping secret the draft text of a sweeping free trade agreement Canada is negotiating with a dozen Pacific Rim countries, despi...

Hey, TPP Lobbyists: The Internet Belongs to All of Us

Awna Besan | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Awna Besan

The negotiators plotting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) think that by keeping their antics secret, they can trap countries into pushing through a damaging Internet restriction agreement without our approval. What they're forgetting is that the Internet belongs to all of us -- not just 600 unelected lobbyists.

11 Things Harper Doesn't Want You To Know About Pacific Trade Deal

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Business

One of the world’s most important trade deals ever is being negotiated between 11 Pacific Rim countries, including Canada. But you might not know it...

Daniel Tencer

Is This Proof Canada Is About To Sell Out On Copyright Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Business

A prominent consumers’ advocate says he’s worried Canada will sell out its new copyright law in favour of tough new restrictions on consumers as p...

Daniel Tencer

Tories Giving Lobbyists Insider Info On Trade Talks: Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Business

The Harper government is creating a secret “consultation group,” likely comprised of lobbyists, who are getting inside information about Canada’...

Canadians More Protectionist Than Americans: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians have more of a protectionist streak than their American counterparts, suggests a new Abacus data poll that looks at foreign investment in th...

Canada Joins The Club

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada has formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc and will be at the table for the next full round in December.The invitati...

U.S. Lobbyists Want CanCon Gone

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

An intellectual property lobby group is pressuring Canada to give up its Canadian content rules for media as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TP...

Canada Leans On Obama For Asia Trade Deal Admission

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Canada's absence from talks on a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has been dominating bilateral chatter in the U.S. capital w...