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*Call to Mobilization Against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)*

- 8:30pm
Tuesday March 5 2013

Venue: YWCA
Address: YWCA - 733 Beatty Street
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Accessible space/Child friendly

*Call to Mobilization Against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)*

*Tuesday March 5th @ 6:30-8:30 pm
YWCA - 733 Beatty Street
Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories

Free Event - Accessible Space - Child Friendly

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In early March the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will
continue in Singapore with the Canadian Government at the table. In
December of this past year the Canadian Government announced that they
would be joining the negotiations with Australia, Brunei, Chile,
Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and
Vietnam. The government, however, provided very little information to
the public and negotiations will continue behind closed doors.

Like all trade agreements the Trans Pacific Partnership is a corporate
rights pact where by national governments establish new rules in support
of multi-national corporations while undermining the will and
self-determination of communities. The TPP is one of the largest
proposed trade agreements, resembling the Free Trade Area of the
Americas which was derailed by people's movements.

The TPP is one of many trade initiatives championed by Stephen Harper
and his predecessors in order to promote market friendly policies that
favor the rights of Canadian mining and other corporations as opposed to
the rights of people. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
(CETA) with the EU, the many Foreign Investment Protection Agreements
(FIPAs) and the TPP are all part of this trade agenda.

On March 5th we will be joined by *Kristen Beifus* from the Washington
Fair Trade Coalition who will be providing us with a breakdown of what
the TPP is and an update on the organizing that has been happening south
of the border.

We will also be hosting a discussion about how we can mobilize
opposition to this agreement in our communities as we look forward to
negotiation rounds arriving in Canada this summer. We are looking
forward to recapturing and building upon the spirit, diversity and
momentum of the anti-globalization movements from around the world.
Please join us.

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/This event is hosted by the Council of Canadians./


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