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What a "novel" concept! (tic)
I oppose the investor state protection provisions that allow companies to sue Canada under this deal for making any decisions good for Canadians but which may limit their profits... In this I believe we last our rights for self determination and our freedom to corporate interests.
I oppose the risks that this deal places against our environment.
And I agree in part with Hillary Clinton that pharmaceutical companies get much in this deal at the expense of the sick and public health care.
For instance. If Canada changes environmental laws to protect the environment and Canadians from dangerous pollution or substances and the change affects any foreign company, they will have the rights under the TPP to sue Canada for loss of profits.
Or if Canada places restrictions on the prices of certain drugs to the benefit of Canadians, we can be sued again for loss of profits by big pharmaceutical companies.
Comment: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that would strip governments of the power to regulate transnational corporate activities, is another dirty corporate tactic to dominate the world, as the author states clearly; TPP is a 'wholesale auction of our rights, our freedoms, and our democracy to multinational corporations who put profits over people.'
Under Cover of Darkness, an International Corporate Coup Is Underway
With the direct participation of 600 corporations and shocking levels of secrecy, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is rushing to complete theTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Branded as a trade agreement (yawn) by its corporate proponents, TPP largely has evaded public and congressional scrutiny since negotiations were launched in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration.
But trade is the least of it. Only two of TPP's 26 chapters actually have to do with trade. The rest is about new enforceable corporate rights and privileges and constraints on government regulation. This includes new extensions of price-raising drug patent monopolies, corporate rights to attack government drug formulary pricing plans, safeguards to facilitate job offshoring and new corporate controls over natural resources.
Also included are severe limits on government regulation of financial services, zoning and land use, product and food safety, energy and other essential services, tobacco, and more. The copyright chapter poses many of the threats to Internet freedom of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was stalled in Congress under intense public pressure."
We can't let him sign and ratify the TPP
Place your vote AGAINST Harper and this madness!
My memory isn't great on this one, but I do remember that it seemed like many farmers were upset with the board and it's at times draconian measures (that's what they called it)
It restricted how and when and for how much they could sell their wheat for.
Now.. When farms were small and they were vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and yield and world pricing, the Board made sense. It was an insurance fund of sorts that levelled out the peaks and troughs and saved many a farmer family from privation.
I think the Wheat Board got overly bureaucratic and corrupt (think maybe Conservatives were placed on the board??) and as small farms were absorbed by conglomerate food producers the Board was no longer seen as a beneficial entity..
Like what Harper is doing to health care in Canada... He is wrecking it from within to justify selling it off to private business.
So why is he continuing to negotiate a deal he shouldn't be allowed to sign?
#cdnpoli #goodtogo #TPP #unifor
TPP what does it actually mean to you?
#instantnoodles and a taste for wiener water is one choice we should not take!
(the site was a little wonky for me, but still made it through the process)
This is hugely important to many countries that depend on the seas for their food and livelihood!
Billions of people will be facing severe food shortages if the oceans creatures die off!
Each party benefits by getting additional seats that will be Conservative seats otherwise...and you will begin building inroads to governing together for the benefit of Canada.
No. He won't. Because anything but a win to a politician is meaningless. Our political system isn't about doing what's best for the country, it's about getting elected. THEN it's about doing what you think is best for the country, or yourself under the guise of saying it's what's best for the country.
Voting strategically is how we oust the conservatives. Politicians won't advocate for it, it needs to be a movement fostered by the electorate.
I don't think that'll happen. I'm expecting a conservative minority government. Harper will get re-elected by everyone who voted for him and everyone who didn't vote for the leading candidate on the left in their riding.
Bernie Sanders wants to bring about a “political revolution” – his words – in which the American public backs a full-on challenge to the power of billionaires and corporate interests. He believes his focus on economic and political inequality will appeal to both apathetic non-voters and traditionally Republican constituencies, in addition to the progressive liberals who are already firmly in his camp. Only with broad support, does he have a shot at winning the nomination and the election and passing his ambitious – some would say radical – agenda. And Bernie is a believer – he believes he can, in fact, rally that broad support.
The point? Does Harper REALLY care about all Canadians (including veterans)? Or does he just use groups like this for photo ops.. to make himself look good, but continues to cut programs and services to us all.
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