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HOUSE OF COMMONS STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE TO HOLD HEARINGS IN VANCOUVER, CALGARY, SASKATOON AND WINNIPEG

Ottawa, March 21, 2016 -

As part of its study on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade will hold hearings in designated Canadian cities in the coming months. The Committee’s primary objective is to assess the extent to which the agreement, if implemented, would be in the best interests of Canadians.

“The TPP has received a lot of attention since Canada joined the negotiations in 2012. On behalf of all Committee members, I invite Canadians to participate in our very important consultation process, and to provide their views on the expected effects of the TPP agreement if it is ratified and enters into force. We are also interested in thoughts about the likely consequences of not ratifying the agreement,” said the Honourable Mark Eyking, P.C., M.P. for Sydney-Victoria and Chair of the House International Trade Committee.

The Committee will be in the following cities on the dates indicated:

• Vancouver, British Columbia: April 18, 2016

• Calgary, Alberta: April 19, 2016

• Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: April 20, 2016

• Winnipeg, Manitoba: April 21, 2016.

Canadians who wish to appear as a witness during these hearings should provide their name and contact information to the Clerk of the Committee at:ciit-tpp-ptp@parl.gc.ca. An invitation will be extended by the Clerk, on behalf of Committee members, to selected individuals and groups.

Hearings will be open to the public. Information will be provided about additional hearings once dates and locations have been confirmed.

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For more information, please contact:
Rémi Bourgault, Clerk of the Standing Committee on International Trade
Tel: 613-944-4364
E-mail: CIIT@parl.gc.ca
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