Op Ed: Trans-Pacific Partnership is colonization by corporation


On Feb. 4, 2016, trade representatives from 12 countries gathered to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Over 40 per cent of the global economy is represented by Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Japan — the signatory countries. Criticized for five years of secret negotiations that ultimately place corporate rights above the rights of the people, the land and the water, the TPPA has been dubbed as “an international Corporate Bill of Rights.” Canadian Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, joined 11 other representatives to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement last week. The TPPA stands to erase, not only the rights of average Canadians, but also the rights of Indigenous …

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Author: 99er

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