The TPP agreement that was signed in secret should be a warning bell to all Canadians. In signing this deal, before all Canadians are aware of a single detail, Prime Minister Harper has signalled yet again that he will side with corporations before Canadians every chance he gets.
Corporations – including foreign corporations – will now be able to sue the Canadian government if democratically enacted laws affect their profit margins. The far-ranging effects this mechanism will have on our environmental protections, water supply, health and welfare are staggering.
There is still time to stop this deal, which will cost Canadians jobs, devastate domestic economies, deliver massive profits to pharmaceutical companies and undermine our food and health standards. I urge all your readers to talk to their local candidates about the TPP, read up on its implications and do what they can to stop this awful, awful deal.