Public consultation on trade deals

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The text for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released. The National Pensioners Federation is requesting Prime Minister Trudeau implement a process so that seniors can review the document and have input into the consultations. 

The text for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released. The National Pensioners Federation is requesting Prime Minister Trudeau implement a process so that seniors can review the document and have input into the consultations. 
We need guarantees that this deal will not have a negative impact on aging Canadians living on pensions and fixed incomes. We know from experience that even though trade deals are proclaimed to benefit everyone, they do not. Job  promises and trickle-down economic assurances are not enough. We are
looking for the new government’s
promised change in how Canada does business.
The NPF is demanding:
1) Analysis of the TPP by the Parliamentary Budget Officer. This must assess the deal’s impact on human rights, health, employment, environment and democracy.
2)  Public hearings in each province
and territory plus separate and meaningful consultations with Indigenous
communities. No agreement can be
ratified without their consent.
3)  Ensure any progress made at
the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP21) is
protected from the investor-state dispute
settlement provisions (ISDS) in the TPP. Furthermore, all ISDS must be excised from the TPP.
Herb John, president NPF
OTTAWA