Tag Archives: TPP

Perversity of US Fast-Track Legislation

It’s called “fast-track” but it’s no such thing. What’s unfolding in the US Congress is bizarre. The rationale behind fast track – or Trade Promotion Authority – is to give the President a Congressional mandate to negotiate and sign trade agreements with the assurance that, once signed, the Americans wont then come back to the negotiating… Read More »

Are Trade Negotiators Really Up to No Good?

The Council of Canadians, the self-styled champion of the public interest, has blasted governments for their collective secrecy in the TPP negotiations being held in Ottawa July 3-12. They issued demands for access to TPP negotiating documents and, in effect, for virtual inclusion the TPP talks on an ongoing basis. This is a standard ploy… Read More »