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houseofcommonslogo.jpgEXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

OTTAWA, April 2016: The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade is extending the deadline for Canadians to submit written comments on the topic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Canadians who wish to provide a written submission in the context of the Committee’s TPP public consultation must do so before 23:59 EDT on June 30th, 2016

The limit on the number of words for written submission has been removed. However, written submissions exceed 10 pages must be accompanied by a summary of no more than 1,500 words. The Committee may decide to translate, distribute and/or publish only the summary.

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. An invitation will be extended by the Clerk, on behalf of Committee members, to selected individuals and groups.

For more information, please contact: Rémi Bourgault, Clerk of the Standing Committee on International Trade Tel: 613-944-4364E-mail: CIIT@parl.gc.ca

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The Green Party of Canada is not opposed to trade, but Investor State agreements are not acceptable and any trade deal that contains them is not acceptable either.  Elizabeth May has written extensively about the TPP. Please remember, that this is a government by cabinet. They want our input. Please write or tweet all 30 Ministers. After you Tweet our auto-generated tweet below, you could then copy and paste each minister's handle to send to them as well.

If you are concerned about the TPP, make sure your voice is heard.  arrow2.jpg

Click on the Tweet button. We have an auto-generated tweet to our Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland. These public consultations must be extensive and admit all points of view to ensure A TPP deal that works. For Canada.


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