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Citizens’ group concerned about secrecy around Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks in Ottawa

The Council of Canadians, a concerned citizens’ group, is sounding the alarm over what it says is too much government secrecy on a round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks currently being held in Ottawa.

Trade officials from the 12 TPP countries are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa from July 3-12. It’s believed at least some of the talks are being held at the John G. Diefenbaker Building — the old Ottawa city hall — which houses the federal government’s International Trade offices.

Like most trade talks, the meetings are not open to the public, but the Council of Canadians says the government has barely even acknowledged the talks are being held in Ottawa, and is questioning why there is so much secrecy around the latest round of negotiations.

More at the Ottawa Citizen


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