Trudeau government to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership on International Women's Day despite impacts of 'free trade' on women

March 8, 2018
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The Council of Canadians London chapter marched last weekend to celebrate International Women's Day.

Ottawa — Today, as the CPTPP (the so-called Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) is signed in Chile, many people around the world are protesting and calling out the irony that a socially destructive deal be signed on International Women’s Day.

“Free trade agreements like the CPTPP often target women’s jobs and the public sector services they use more predominantly,” said Brent Patterson, Political Director of the Council of Canadians. “This is not a done deal. This deal will need to be ratified in Canada and the other countries. We are urging the government to not ratify it.”

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Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, 613-795-8685, dpenner@canadians.org. Twitter: @CouncilOfCDNs