UUMOC Speaks Out on TPP

2016 10 12 Today the Unitarian Universalist Ministers of Canada (UUMOC) issued an open letter to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland asking her to stay her support for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  See the full letter on the TTP here.

CUSJ Congratulates the UUMOC for taking a public stand on this important issue.  CUSJ is very concerned about this trade agreement as well as CETA* because of their threat to Canadian democracy and sovereignty, and the chill it puts on new environmental legislation and policies related to slowing climate change.

CUSJ wrote to the minister earlier this year (see our letter to Chrystia Freeland here)  and published a full discussion paper on the issue.

Update: On October 21, 2016, the Canada-EU trade (CETA) talks collapsed, and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of talks and headed home. They say that the region of Wallonia is to blame, but we like to think that citizen activists may have had a role in this turn of events.

Additional reading

Elizabeth May reports on Canada China Free Trade deal.  Are we giving up our sovereignty over Canada’s resource, environment and health policies?

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