Mason shows us how globalization perpetuates conflict and war

On Monday, May 21 2018, CUSJ AGM attendees were treated to a rousing speech from the Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason, entitled More peacemaking, less defence spending: What a Feminist Foreign Policy for Canada really looks like! Mason, as UN Ambassador for Disarmament and more recently as President and spokesperson for the Rideau Institute, has spent … Read moreMason shows us how globalization perpetuates conflict and war

Victory! R.I.P., TPP

The Obama administration has at last announced that they are ending their efforts to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Congress before President Obama leaves office.  Grass-roots groups like OpenMedia announced today that they feel that, due to the economic clout of the US, this leaves almost no chance of the TPP coming into force in any … Read moreVictory! R.I.P., TPP

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 … Read moreUUMOC Speaks Out on TPP

If the TPP goes through, corporations will control Canada’s climate policy

CUSJ President Margaret Rao wrote today to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, to express grave concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called “free trade” agreement currently under negotiation between Canada, the US, Australia and several other countries. In her letter, Rao explains that CUSJ opposes the TPP, as ”a detriment to the economy, … Read moreIf the TPP goes through, corporations will control Canada’s climate policy

The TPP: Integrity Litmus Test for the Liberals

Note: This is an updated version of an article by CUSJ board member Leslie Kemp. On February 3, 2016, Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland signed the massive twelve-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim treaty. Led by the US, the partnership includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. … Read moreThe TPP: Integrity Litmus Test for the Liberals