Consultation with Canadians on Trans-Pacific Partnership – Deadline Extended

April 28, 2016

Consultation with Canadians on Trans-Pacific Partnership – Deadline Extended

 

Ottawa, ON – The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade recently announced that it has extended the deadline for Canadians to participate in a public consultation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to June 30th, 2016.

 

The Committee has decided to conduct a study of the TPP with the primary objective of assessing the extent to which the agreement, once implemented, would be in the best interest of Canadians. A final report from the study will prepared and presented in the House of Commons. As part of its study, the Committee has invited individuals and organizations to provide written submissions that express their views on the TPP.

 

On March 16th, 2016, Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, encouraged individuals and organizations to participate in the public consultation on the TPP before the original April 30th, 2016 deadline. This deadline has now been extended to June 30th, 2016.

 

“Due to a great amount of interest in the TPP, the International Trade Committee has decided to extend the deadline to participate in its public consultation with Canadians. I strongly encourage all interested individuals and organizations to participate in this consultation,” said Miller. “The TPP is a significant and important free trade agreement that involves 12 countries and 800 million consumers for Canadian exporters. With one in every 5 Canadian jobs directly linked to trade, Canada stands to benefit from this agreement.”

 

Those wishing to provide a written submission must do so before 11:59p.m. on June 30th, 2016. Written submissions should 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, which can be found at the following link: http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/WitnessesGuides/guide-brief-e.htm.

 

For more information please visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/CIIT.

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