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The New Zealand government posted the official Trans Pacific Partnership text today after years secret negotiations and occasional leaks of the text. It is an enormous deal with dozens of side letters between countries - Canada alone has eight side…
The New Zealand government posted the official Trans Pacific Partnership text today after years secret negotiations and occasional leaks of the text. It is an enormous deal with dozens of side letters between countries - Canada alone has eight side letters on intellectual property with seven TPP countries - that will require considerable study. From a copyright perspective, the TPP IP chapter leaked soon after the deal was concluded and the ch...
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I had no idea the Whole Foods owner was such a big proponent of unregulated capitalism. Also, his historical philosophical analysis is incredibly wobbly. It makes me suspect he's not such a great thinker -- just a guy who spotted a market trend and exploited it.   
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Surprise the #TPP allows business to bring foreign workers to Canada and pay them whatever they want

The #Trans -PacificPartnership trade deal is reviving the debate over temporary foreign workers because side agreements would exempt international companies in Canada from requirements to offer jobs to Canadians first.

The Globe and Mail has confirmed that the deal, like Canada’s existing trade pacts, contains provisions that would make it easier for companies from TPP countries to bring temporary foreign workers to their operations in Canada. Employers from some of those countries would also be exempt from a wage floor Ottawa established in 2014 to ensure foreign workers on intracompany transfers are paid the prevailing wage for their occupation.

#TPP   #TFW   #TemporaryForeignWorkers   #cdnpoli   #elxn42  
Like Canada’s existing trade pacts, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would make it easier for companies from TPP countries to bring temporary foreign workers to this country
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Exactly. And the more we learn, the more terrible it gets. The worst part is that companies can sue governments if the government passes a law that will cost them profits.

It's a Bill of Rights for corporations -- they're the only ones who benefit.
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Last week, I had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address at a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) panel on the TPP.  My talk, which begins at 4:25 and runs until 41:00, focused on the digital policies within the massive agreement,…
Last week, I had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address at a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) panel on the TPP. My talk, which begins at 4:25 and runs until 41:00, focused on the digital policies within the massive agreement, including intellectual property, privacy, and Internet governance. After the talk, there was a panel discussion featuring Myra Tawfik, Warren Clarke, Barry Sookman, and David Lametti. T...
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Even more stunning, the study shows that of all declared occupations of owners — on homes worth an average $3.05M — 36% were housewives or students with little income
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Pretty funny. MacFarlane is an example of a moderate capitalist -- the kind who doesn't want money to rule the world.
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+john kinsey Though you might be interested in this focus group's response to the debate. Watch what happens when he asks the group to describe Sanders in one word: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/10/13/frank_luntz_focus_group_agrees_bernie_sanders_won_debate.html 
Following Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Frank Luntz revealed the results of his focus group made up of Democratic primary voters. The group unanimously agreed Bernie Sanders won. The number of Clinton supporters before the debate and after the debate significantly changed.
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1. Wow, that dude is uncomfortably fat. Homer Simpson in a dress fat. 
2. Wow, Bernie apparently knocked it out of the park. I was actually a little bored, I've heard all of his points before, but then, watching the rest of the country react, it's a wake up call. Feel.The.Bern. 
3. Thanks for the link, yo +Robert Howsam 
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The final Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter leaked this morning confirming what many had feared. While the Canadian government has focused on issues like dairy and the auto sector, it caved on key copyright issues in the agreement.…
The final Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter leaked this morning confirming what many had feared. While the Canadian government has focused on issues like dairy and the auto sector, it caved on key copyright issues in the agreement. As a result, works will be locked out of the public domain for decade at a cost to the public of hundreds of millions of dollars. Moreover, the government will "induce" Internet providers to engag...
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Studying poli-sci at SFU. Also love philosophy and psychology.

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Formerly a marketing consultant. Passionate about brand development for small-businesses that are putting a better world first. Lots of experience building strategies that make sense for small companies. Top-notch marketing communications writer. 



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Let's see... I jumped out of an airplane once. I had a parachute on at the time. Is that brag-worthy? In more recent news, I decided to hit the reset button a few years ago and follow a passion I've had for years. I'm finally working on my degree!
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    Political Science, 2014 - present
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    Political Science, 2013 - 2013
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