Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership in Santiago, Chile on March 8, 2018.
The Trudeau government has introduced Bill C-79, legislation to implement the so-called 'comprehensive and progressive' Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Maude Barlow says, "It may be rebranded, but it’s the same deal which an overwhelming majority – almost all Canadians consulted – said they opposed.”
NDP trade critic Tracey Ramsey highlights, "There is no gender chapter, there is no consent from the Aboriginal people in Canada. The labour provisions themselves have been called toothless, they've been called weak. The agreement doesn't even use the word 'climate change' – that's how environmentally weak it is."
And Unifor president Jerry Dias comments, "The risks and uncertainty that CPTPP rules pose for auto, dairy, culture and other major industries, along with an entrenched investor-state dispute system, far outweigh any stated benefit."