Debating the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Perspectives from Canada, Asia and Latin America
Tuesday March 15th | 10am – 11.30am| Room 519, Fifth floor, Kaneff Tower, York University
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement negotiated between 12 countries around the Pacific Rim, in both the Americas and Asia. It was signed in 2015 and awaits ratification by national legislatures in signatory countries, including Canada. The agreement is wide-ranging and addresses issues such as barriers to trade, intellectual property rights, labour migration, corporate regulation and dispute resolution. Many have argued that it has profound implications for a wide range of economic sectors in all signatory countries, as well as for labour and the role of the state. From a range of perspectives, the panel will discuss the pros and cons of the deal both for Canada and for countries in Asia and Latin America.
Gus Van Harten, Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Lorna Wright, Associate Professor of International Business and Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University
Ricardo Grinspun, Associate Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Philip Kelly, Professor of Geography and Director, York Centre for Asian Research.
All are welcome!