Vancouver-based Council of Canadians organizer Harjap Grewal speaks in Nelson last night. Photo by The Nelson Daily.
The Council of Canadians Nelson chapter held a public forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) last night.
The Nelson Daily reports, “Harjap Grewal of the Pacific Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians gave the audience an eye-opening overview of the TPP. …Also speaking during Wednesday event was Alex Atamanenko, former NDP member of Parliament for BC Southern Interior and a member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, who discussed how workers would be affected by this deal.”
Council of Canadians chapters have attended federal government “consultations” on the TPP, presented to the House of Commons standing committee studying the ‘free trade’ deal, encouraged city councils to pass resolutions against the TPP, organized protests, promoted petitions, and much more.
Grewal also spoke against the TPP at a Kelowna chapter-organized event on May 31.
For some of the substantive concerns we have raised about the TPP itself, please see:
The investor-state dispute settlement provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Trudeau must reject extended drug patent provisions in CETA and TPP
Council of Canadians opposes the entry of BGH milk into Canada through the Trans-Pacific Partnership
UN says the TPP threatens Indigenous rights
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and water services, water protection
To read more about our campaign to stop the TPP, please click here.