To the Editor,
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal looks like the North American Free Trade Agreement on steroids. Yuck. That many economists support both is enough to make one suspicious.
If NAFTA was so great for Canada, how come workers’ wages and salaries have stayed the same or declined since the 1970s despite productivity increasing? Not to mention thousands are now using food banks and many are homeless. I guess we’re supposed to ignore the majority because a few greed freaks got obscenely richer from NAFTA.
Both deals give corporations the right to sue Canada for health and environmental protection laws that may impact their profits – assumed profits.