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Confusing source code rule in TPP creates long-term risks | Feb 10 2016 | Michael Geist | Confusion about the scope of the provision and worries about what it might mean longer term are just two of the concerns with the source code rule in the TPP.
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TPP imposes controversial limitations on Canada's cultural policy options | Feb 9 2016 | Michael Geist | The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP.
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Will the NDP take on corporate power? It's time to choose. | Feb 9 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The NDP has a choice. It can stress social democratic measures to fix inequality, or it can go further and attack the unjust, failing economy, and expose the choices directed by corporate power.
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TPP has already impacted Canadian law (and it's not even ratified yet!) | Feb 8 2016 | Michael Geist | In early TPP drafts, Canada opposed including the IP treaty obligations for much of the neogtiations. However, by the end, Canada caved, confirming that the TPP has already begun changing Canada.
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There's too much at stake. We need real consultation on the TPP. | Feb 5 2016 | Murray Dobbin | What are we to make of the Trudeau government's erratic attitude towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership? So far the consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble of trade officials.
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Bernie Sanders has brought economic injustice back to progressive politics | Feb 5 2016 | Rick Salutin | Bernie Sanders won't cave on the economics. It isn't that he doesn't rejoice over "other" victories. But on economic justice and fairness, he remains a hard-ass. And it resonates. Why?
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Homelessness in Canada: Its growth, policy responses and advocacy | Feb 5 2016 | Nick Falvo | Nick Falvo examines the emergence of homelessness in Canada as a pressing public policy area in the 1980s, discussing the growth of homelessness, policy responses and advocacy.
Photos: Twitter photos of yesterday's protests against the TPP in Auckland.
Protesters shut down Auckland as Canada's trade minister signs the TPP | Feb 5 2016 | Brent Patterson | As Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland yesterday, more than 1,000 people shut down the central part of the city in protest against the deal.
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Four steps the Liberal government must take now that the TPP is signed | Feb 5 2016 | Michael Geist | Canadians must understand the costs and benefits of the TPP before then can provide useful feedback. And, unfortunately, the government is painting a misleading picture of the agreement.
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Without mandated safeguards, Canadian exporters face unbalanced border measures | Feb 5 2016 | Michael Geist | Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, has stated that the government is committed to a robust Parliamentary and public review of the agreement.
TPP as Global Economic Eugenics
TPP as global economic eugenics | Feb 5 2016 | Daryn Caister | Lawyer and Author Gus Van Harten walks us through just some of the ways in which the TPP is a direct assault on democracy.
Scraping by on the minimum wage and the Fight for $15 | Feb 5 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | In part two of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at who is most affected by low wages and what life can be like living below the poverty line.

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