NDP invites Canadians to share their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Deadline for written submissions is June 30, 2016

Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade, is encouraging Canadians to share their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by participating in a study of the proposed deal that’s being conducted by the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.

As part of its study, the Committee is inviting Canadian individuals and organizations to provide written submissions that express their views on the TPP agreement. The Committee is also inviting Canadians to request to appear as a witness before the Committee, either as an individual or as a representative of an organization.

“The TPP is a massive trade and investment deal that will have far-reaching implications for Canadians. It’s important that a diversity of voices are heard as the Committee undertakes its study,” said Tracey Ramsey, MP for Essex and Vice-Chair of the International Trade Committee. “The NDP has raised concerns that the TPP jeopardizes tens of thousands of good Canadian jobs and will lead to growing income inequality. I look forward to the submissions from Canadians and the testimony of those who appear as witnesses.”

In addition to hearings that will take place in Ottawa, and following approval by the House of Commons, the Committee expects to hold hearings across Canada over the coming months. Once cross-country hearings are confirmed, information will be provided about dates and locations.

Canadians who wish to provide a written submission must do so before 23:59 EDT on June 30, 2016. Written submissions are to be no more than 1,500 words. More information on the process for providing a written submission can be found in the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees. Written submissions should be emailed to: ciit-tpp-ptp@parl.gc.ca.

Canadians who wish to appear as a witness can make their request at any time during the study. They should provide their name and contact information to the Clerk of the Committee at: ciit-tpp-ptp@parl.gc.ca.