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UPDATE: Week of action against the TPP, May 11-17

The next round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, designed to be a ‘next generation trade agreement’, are being held in Peru beginning May 14. A coalition of groups in North America is planning actions for May 11 to highlight how this agreement will extend corporate rights and reduce the ability of governments to implement policies in the public interest.

Council of Canadians trade campaigner Stuart Trew has written, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an 11-country trade and investment agreement that Canada and Mexico joined late last year. Since then we’ve met weekly with U.S. and Mexican counterparts to plan coordinated actions leading up to a possible July TPP negotiating round in Vancouver.”

He highlights, “On our last call, we finalized a Call to Action on the TPP, where we envision communities coming together the week of May 11 to 17 to coincide with another round of negotiations happens in Lima, Peru. Council of Canadians chapters are encouraged to consider what simple actions they might take that week, and to register their actions/community assemblies at http://stopthetpp.webs.com/days-of-action. Please write me (strew@canadians.org) or Harjap Grewal (hgrewal@canadians.org) if you think your chapter might like to participate, or for more information.”

Trew also encourages people to share the Call to Action at http://stopthetpp.webs.com/ with their networks.

The Council of Canadians campaign web-page against the TPP can be read at http://canadians.org/tpp.