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October 12th, 2015

Mulcair Calls on Stephen Harper to Release TPP Text Before Canada Votes

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said today that with the TPP emerging as a key issue in the federal election campaign, Stephen Harper has a duty to make the approved text public.

“We already know that Stephen Harper’s secret TPP deal puts jobs and wages at risk, will increase the price of life-saving medication, and harms our right to protect our environment,” said Mulcair. “What else is in this agreement that puts Canadian jobs and rights at risk?”

Mulcair said that Justin Trudeau was hiding his support for the deal behind the excuse he has not seen the full text. “Leadership is about standing on principle, not running away from big decisions because you worry about the politics.”