Who’s for the TPP?

Obama, USA Republicans, Corporations, Harper, and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

The Canadian Council of Chief Executives describes itself as a 150 member companies employing 1.4 million workers, accounting for more than half the value of the Toronto Stock Exchange, and is “responsible for most of Canada’s exports.”

On October 21st The Canadian Council of Chief Executives wrote to Justin Trudeau congratulating him on his win, saying “the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement holds tremendous potential for Canada’s trade in the Asia Pacific region. It is unclear at this point whether the TPP will win approval from the U.S. Congress, but if the agreement is implemented Canada cannot afford to be left out.”

 

Who’s against the TPP?

Politicians: Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Elizabeth Warren, Ralph Nader, Elizabeth May, Tom Mulcair,

Thinkers and writers: Maude Barlow, Chris Hedges, Naomi Klein

Organizations: 350.org, Council of Canadians, sumofus.org, Doctors without borders

Canadian citizens: environmentalists, unions, dairy farmers, many Canadian auto factory workers, consumers, Internet users especially kids who download,  and patients who will have to pay more for pharmaceuticals.