Policy number:
2016-7-5
Convention:
2016
Preamble:
WHEREAS the TPP was negotiated in secret over a period of 8 years and seeks to codify corporate rights in a supposed trade deal, and

WHEREAS the Canadian government has signed its intent to adopt the TPP but parliament has not yet ratified it, and

WHEREAS the government of Canada has said that they will consult broadly with Canadians and parliamentarians prior to ratification.

Policy:
That the National Pensioners Federation urge its chapters across Canada to write letters outlining concerns to the Minister of International Trade; lobby local MP’s on areas of concern; demand that the TPP agreement not be ratified as it has consequences for Canada’s sovereignty and the national government’s ability to pass laws in the best interest of its citizens.

Section:
Additional policies