Tell Trudeau to release the text of his "comprehensive and progressive" TPP!

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On March 8, the Trudeau government will sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a 'free trade' agreement with countries including Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

News reports suggest that the text and its associated side letters will not be released until after the agreement is signed!

We can glean from comments made by negotiators that the CPTPP includes the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provision, a concession that would allow more dairy imports and displace about 250 million litres of milk produced in Canada on an annual basis, an exemption from sanctions for Vietnam when it doesn't protect labour rights, a concession for Brunei regarding increased coal mining, and lower automotive part content rules for duty-free access to Canada that will hurt Canadian autoworkers.

We, the undersigned, call on the Government of Canada to immediately release the full details of the CPTPP and its side letters along with a comparison of how the CPTPP differs from the original TPP, which was previously rejected by thousands of people across the country.

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