The contents of TPP were only released to the Canadian public days ago. Official sources, like Government of Canada REF focus only on possible financial benefits and entirely ignore the financial, social and environmental costs – as if we’re not supposed to notice!
It doesn’t take many pages to list all the tariff changes. We probably still have little idea what is hidden in those 5,450 pages of legalese, but we here it is more about intellectual property rights and control of markets than about trade.
The following pages compare stated goals with knowledge of real life, looks at general concerns, grave irreparable concerns, who’s affected. We look at the math – do the financial gains actually out weigh the costs or the converse?