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e-193 (International trade)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Liz Newton from Mill Bay, British Columbia, on February 18, 2016, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
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Public consultation
Trade agreements
Trans-Pacific Partnership
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Government of Canada has just signed the finalised Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP), initiating a two year period for ratification.
  • The TPP had been drafted without consultation with the Canadian electorate, yet the agreement will profoundly impact Canadian society.
  • Our Minister of International Trade has invited Canadians to read the text of the deal. However, the document is very long and hard for the average Canadian to interpret.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Task the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to do a thorough analysis of the TPP document, including but not restricted to the following lines of enquiry:
a) Assess the impact of the TPP in terms of jobs gained versus jobs lost; and more specifically, whether cost savings (to Canadian consumers) on foreign dairy products will offset the expenses of announced payouts to dairy farmers;
b) Assess the impact of increased copyright terms on the cost of medication and knock-on effects on health care; and their impacts, for students and other researchers, on the costs of accessing previously published works;
c) Provide an approximate estimate of the impacts of potential Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) claims on Canada's finances and whether these costs would be balanced out by foreseeable gains; and,
d) Estimate the likely financial cost of the TPP for Canadian society.
2. Make the PBO's analysis available to all MPs and instruct the MPs to conduct constituency-wide consultations with the electorate. Members should be given ample time, within the 2 year ratification period, to canvass their electorate.
Cowichan—Malahat—Langford
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 19, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00557)
Government response tabled on November 2, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : February 18, 2016, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 17, 2016, at 9:14 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
134
British Columbia
373
Manitoba
61
New Brunswick
28
Newfoundland and Labrador
8
Northwest Territories
3
Nova Scotia
30
Ontario
592
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
138
Saskatchewan
29
Yukon
4
Other Countries
7
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