This interview is based on leaked information. It is from a U.S. point of view, but we can apply the same points to Canada.
The participants notice the contradictions:
Why do governments sign treaties that go against their national interests? Why does the treaty conflict with Obama’s supposed interest in bolstering domestic jobs? Why does it create an incentive to send jobs overseas? My explanation: Government rhetoric is empty. They are not working for our interests or national interests. They expect jobs to go overseas.
Also, they talk about the problems with existing trade agreements and how governments are already being fined because of domestic laws.
‘The 15th round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) began in New Zealand this week. Critics say trade is only a small part of what is being discussed. So why is the TPPA so secretive? Guests: Lori Wallach, Celeste Drake.’
Is the TPP agreement a ‘corporate coup d’etat’? thetyee.ca | December 9, 2012