Please help notify friends and family about the Government’s consultations on the Trade Deal. Edmonton Jan 11th, Vancouver, Jan 12th. …
I would definitely have made the trip to Vancouver to attend, had I had sufficient advance notice.
In lieu of, I
- Posted to Facebook page for Minister for International Trade, Chrystia Freeland:
The “investor-state dispute resolution” mechanism, like NAFTA Chapter 11, is so intensely pro-Corporate and against the public interest that I am motivated to join whatever Revolutions there are to stop the TPP.
If Canadians are not sufficiently informed, to put an end to the TPP, it is my hope that the Parliaments of the co-signatories will refuse ratification. It will then be dead-in-the-water here, too.
2. I will Comment by email, as invited by International Trade:
Canadians are invited to visit this page frequently for consultations activities and regular updates. You can also send your comments at any time via email:
- 2015-11-16 YouTube: German Public TV showing Europeans re ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlements). Canada? U.S.? What are we seeing?
- Exposing the new global legal and economic system Thanks to Elaine: While you are all familiar with the various investor protection agreements (deceptively referred to as “free trade” agreements) this short video is an excellent addition to the analysis and explains the US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system using the TPP, TTIP, TISA. Please circulate widely.
WHO ARE THE CONSULTATIONS WITH, SO FAR?
HELP GET WORD TO PEOPLE RE VANCOUVER CONSULTATION (Scroll down for Edmonton):
EVENT: Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, on TPP Tuesday Jan 12 – Liu Inst, UBC –
Who benefits? Canada and the TPP,
a discussion with Federal Minister Freeland and 3 panelists
January 12, 2016 6:30 PM
Please join us for a panel discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership with The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade and MP for University-Rosedale. This is part of a national consultation tour.
Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room
University of British Columbia
Address: 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Light refreshments will be offered. Download the invitation.
Welcome by Moura Quayle, Professor and Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Co-Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Moderator and Panelist Yves Tiberghien, Associate Professor, Political Science & Director, Institute of Asian Research, Co-Director, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Panelist John Ries, Professor, Strategy and Business Economics Division, Sauder School of Business
Panelist Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics
Speaker’s Bio: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade and MP for University-Rosedale was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013, and then as the Member of Parliament for University–Rosedale in October 2015. She was the Critic for International Trade in 2014.
She was born in Peace River, Alberta, received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.
After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, Chrystia went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of FT.com.
Between 1999 and 2001, she served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, before becoming a managing editor at the Financial Times. In 2010, Chrystia joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News. Chrystia was a weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, writing extensively about the challenges facing the middle class.
Her books include Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000) and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012).
Chrystia is married and a proud mother of three children.
Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Executive Director of the UBC China Council, Co-Director of the UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), and Associate Professor of Political Science. He is also a Harvard Academy Fellow and a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation. He is a specialist in global economic governance and Asian political economy, including global trade governance, G20 issues, GMO politics, and global climate politics.
John Ries is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Research at the Sauder School of Business at of the University of British Columbia. He holds the HSBC Professorship in Asian Business. He teaches courses on international business, international trade policy, and government and business. He has a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and received a Ph.D. of Economics from the University of Michigan. Professor Ries’ primary research interests are international trade and business. He has published over 25 articles in academic journals and has contributed articles to numerous conferences sponsored by the Canadian government. He served a co-editor at the Canadian Journal of Economics from 2011-2015. Professor Ries His current research assesses the importance of idiosyncratic factors in the matching of Chinese importers and foreign export sources.
Matilde Bombardini’s research covers various aspects of International Trade and Political Economy. In particular, she has worked on the link between skill distribution and comparative advantage, the lobbying decision of firms and the behaviour of lobbyists. Bombardini is currently investigating the impact of export expansion in China on pollution and health outcomes across different Chinese regions.
Supported by: Policy@UBC, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Institute of Asian Research, Vancouver School of Economics, Sauder School of Business, and the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
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International Trade Minister to visit Edmonton as part of trade consultations
January 10, 2016 – The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, will visit the University of Alberta’s Agri-Food Discovery Place following her consultations with provincial leaders, local industry representatives and academics on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and on international trade.
Event: Media availability and photo opportunity Date: Monday, January 11, 2016 Time: 3 p.m. MT Location: University of Alberta, Building F83, 6020 118 Street N.W., Edmonton, Alberta
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