In a move that suggests Canadian lawmakers don’t expect to vote on ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership until later this year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has extended the deadline for interested parties to submit comments on the trade deal.
Canadians who wish to provide a written submission in the context of the Committee’s TPP public consultation can now do so until October 31, 2016.
Interested parties are advised that written submissions exceeding 10 pages must be accompanied by a summary of no more than 1,500 words. More information on the process for providing comments can be found in the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees.
Written submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on the TPP public consultation process can be found on the government’s Canada Trade website here.