Share Your Views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – March 17, 2016

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

March 17, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an important trade deal for Canada’s exporters because it will grant them access to 800 million consumers with a combined GDP of $29 trillion. That’s over 14 times the size of Canada’s economy!  It is a deal that will benefit farmers, business owners and manufacturers alike and it is at risk of not being ratified by the current Liberal government.

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade is conducting a pre-study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and has put a call out to Canadians for written submissions and requests to appear before the committee. 

In addition to hearings that will take place in Ottawa, and following approval by the House of Commons, the Committee expects to hold hearings across Canada over the coming months. Once cross-country hearings are confirmed, information will be provided about dates and locations.

Canadians who wish to provide a written submission must do so before 23:59 EDT on April 30th, 2016. Written submissions are to be no more than 1,500 words. More information on the process for providing a written submission can be found at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/WitnessesGuides/guide-brief-e.htm and written submissions should be emailed to: ciit-tpp-ptp@parl.gc.ca 

We need to ensure that those who will benefit from the TPP have their voices heard loud and clear and it is extremely important that your views be heard.

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