Dismantling the Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Public Educational on the TPP & Other So Called “Trade Agreements”

December 08, 2015

Lisa Barrett, Colleen Fuller, & Harjap Grewal

Tuesday, December 8, 6:30PM–8:30PM, Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre

Co-sponsored and co-endorsed by the Council of Canadians, January 1st Collective, and Stop TPP

Join us on December 8th to learn more about one of the largest multilateral corporate rights agreements being pursued by the Canadian government along with growing list of 11 other countries. The success of large multilateral agreements, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has been limited in large part because of popular opposition. We can build similar opposition to the TPP beginning by educating each other about the agreement. 

The text has been released and we will continue to learn more about how the far reaching agreement will impact different levels of government, indigenous communities, public health, migrants, the environment, internet freedom, food systems and much more. A panel presentation will be speak on what we know so far as well as the serious concerns raised more broadly by these agreements, how they are developed and who they aim to serve. 

PRESENTERS:

Cease Wyss - Skwxw’u7mesh ethnobotanist, media artist, educator, and food security activist
Lisa Barrett - civil mediator and public policy researcher.
Colleen Fuller - researcher and writer, covering health and pharmaceutical policy.
Harjap Grewal - regional organizer with the Council of Canadians.