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"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

 This coming week negotiations will be taking place that can affect us all.  As usual only the positives are presented - and no details. What follows has been sent to the media.

Familiarize yourself with what the TPP Negotiations entail  - and raise it with those you speak with, ask if they have any knowledge of what is transpiring.
 
Joe Hueglin
National Director
905-356-3901

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To: National Media <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: Senators'  Misdeeds  burying Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations.



The Trans-Pacific Partnership: "A pig in a poke " that may be "A cat in the bag"

The focus of Canadians has been of Senators misdeeds though the 19th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations will be held August 22nd.

These negotiations are far reaching. "The Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations the right to sue national governments if they passed any law, regulation, or court ruling interfering with a corporation's "expected future profits." They could also sue over local or state laws they didn't like. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the world's economy Existing laws and regulations on food safety, environmental protection, drug prices, local contracting, and internet freedom would all be up for challenge. And the decision-makers on such suits would not be local judges and juries; they'd be affiliated with the World Bank, an institution dedicated to corporate interests. As well "TPP would give international firms equal access to federal government contracts.TPP would include aggressive intellectual property rules to protect Big Pharma's patents and restrict access to generic medicines."
http://www.labornotes.org/2013/07/secret-tpp-deal-would-void-democracy#sthash.Ttoetp0R.dpuf

Concerns are being expressed concerning the nature of negotiations and expectations stated regarding actions being demanded of national government:

In Japan, "The TPP talks are unusual in that participating countries are obliged to maintain strict confidentiality concerning the content of negotiations.In view of the nature of the TPP talks, it will be extremely important that the government refrain from deciding whether it will sign the TPP accord before letting the public know about key points of the agreement. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/08/15/commentary/shedding-light-on-the-tpps-impact/#.Ug0zHZKTiT4 :

In Malaysia, "The Prime Minister and Cabinet directed negotiators to continue ensuring that Malaysia's sovereignty is defended in the course of the TPPA negotiations. "They are unanimous over reinforcing Malaysia's position that we will only agree to the TPPA on terms that are most favourable to the country," Miti said. The Cabinet has also agreed to two more Cost Benefit Analyses (CBAs).It will focus on the interest of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Bumiputera business community as well as a comprehensive analysis on national interests. http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/cabinet-malaysia-not-bound-by-fixed-timeline-on-tppa ;

In the United States , "The TPP suffers from a lack of transparency, public participation, and democratic accountability. "
http://www.dailypaul.com/295641/trans-pacific-partnership-sign-the-petition-to-oppose

While in other countries governments are under pressure and as a result are making commitments Canadians are being asked to trust the words Minister Fast.with no reference being made to any other aspects than the positives he states. "An ambitious TPP agreement will open markets and create jobs for Canadians in every region of our country." http://www.international.gc.ca/media/comm/news-communiques/2013/07/25a.aspx

One Journalist has expressed what is occurring in Canada "What we don't know yet is whether Canada has bought a cat in a bag. It may be an historic leap but is it a leap into the dark? "
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/06/19/john-ivison-stephen-harpers-push-to-join-pacific-trade-deal-may-be-a-leap-into-the-dark/   As of now the answer is "Yes,  for all save  the 600 Corporate advisers helping to  frame the Agreement,
http://www.care2.com/news/member/901507364 /3626076 we are in the process of accepting the government selling us a pig in a poke, which may well turn out to be a cat in the bag.developing.

Hopefully when Minister Fast reports on his participation in the August 22nd  Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations  attention on Senators' misdeeds will have cooled enough questions may be asked of him .

Joe Hueglin
Member 29th Parliament

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Cabinet: Malaysia not bound by fixed timeline on TPPA
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/cabinet-malaysia-not-bound-by-fixed-timeline-on-tppa
"The Prime Minister and Cabinet directed negotiators to continue ensuring that Malaysia's sovereignty is defended in the course of the TPPA negotiations.
"They are unanimous over reinforcing Malaysia's position that we will only agree to the TPPA on terms that are most favourable to the country," Miti said.
The Cabinet has also agreed to two more Cost Benefit Analyses (CBAs).
It will focus on the interest of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Bumiputera business community as well as a comprehensive analysis on national interests.

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Shedding light on the TPP's impact AUG 15, 2013
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It says that the proposal "will roll back public health safeguards and flexibilities enshrined in international law, and put in place far-reaching monopoly protections that will restrict generic competition and keep medicine prices unaffordable."

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They were also informed that the talks involve a strict nondisclosure agreement prohibiting members from releasing information for four years after the conclusion of a deal.


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