Say no to the TPP deal
Last month, the Council of Canadians joined with the social justice, environmental and labour movements to organize big rallies around the federal TPP hearings in Toronto, Montreal and Windsor.
Hundreds of people who applied to speak at the “public hearings,” but were denied, stood together outside, undeterred in sending our government a clear and powerful mandate from the people: Say NO to the TPP!
This builds on months of tireless work by Council staff and activists to raise public awareness and political pressure around this terrible corporate rights deal.
Council chapters and board members have also been busily coordinating countless public forums and actions in communities across Canada, including St. John’s, Charlottetown, Fredericton and Saint John, Peterborough, Guelph, Saskatoon, Yellowknife, and an extensive tour through British Columbia.
In all, over 170,000 of us have now joined the fight to stop the TPP – and more are joining every day!
Prime Minister Trudeau has now announced that he is closing the public comment period on the TPP on June 30.
I’m sure you agree that not nearly enough of our friends, family and neighbours have heard of the TPP, let alone the many ways it stands to harm you, me, our communities and our country.
That’s a prime example of how our new government is failing in its promise to consult with Canadians on what Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is calling “the worst trade deal ever.”
So we only have a short few weeks left to amplify our national public outreach campaign to get even more people across the country informed about the TPP – so that we can flood the government with the concerns of thousands more of us before they shut the window.