TPP is dangerous

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In 1999, Health Canada banned bovine growth hormones (rBST), because of
animal welfare concerns, including an increased risk of mastitis, a painful bacteria inflection that affects the udders, a 50

In 1999, Health Canada banned bovine growth hormones (rBST), because of
animal welfare concerns, including an increased risk of mastitis, a painful bacteria inflection that affects the udders, a 50
percent increase in the risk of clinical lameness, and shorter life spans for cows. I played a key role in keeping the bovine growth hormone out of Canada as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada.
In Canada it is still illegal to use bovine growth hormones to increase milk production, yet the TPP would allow milk with this hormone into Canada. We really do not know the effects of this hormone on humans, which is one of the reasons why Europe has already banned rBST. The International Agency for Research in Cancer has concerns that rBST increases cancer in humans. Milk that includes
hormones needs to be kept out of Canada.
The Green Party has concerns with
the fundamentally undemocratic and
non-transparent nature of the negotiations surrounding the TPP. At this point, the TPP is an agreement only in principle. The Green Party will work in Parliament to ensure an open and transparent debate takes place before any vote to reject or
ratify the agreement.
Elizabeth May
Green Party of Canada
Ottawa