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Committee Urged To Scrap TPPA

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit The Government should scrap the TPPA legislation and withdraw from the agreement, Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesperson, Chris Leitch told the select committee hearing submissions on the TPPA Amendment bill. 18 August 2016 Committee Urged To Scrap TPPA The Government should scrap the TPPA legislation and withdraw from the agreement, Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesperson, Chris Leitch told the select committee hearing submissions on the TPPA Amendment bill. Addressing the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee today, Mr Leitch said the TPPA was...

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Foreign Affairs Committee members warned of legal action

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit National and Labour members of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee were served with a Memorandum of Injustice at TPPA hearings today.Foreign Affairs Committee members warned of legal action National and Labour members of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee were served with a Memorandum of Injustice at TPPA hearings today. At the conclusion of his submission on the TPPA, Democrats for Social Credit deputy leader Chris Leitch asked members “if, as a result of you proceeding with the TPPA, and the grave concerns being covered in this submission and many others, like losing control of our nancial system, our health, environment, and most important, control over the quality and safety of our food supply eventuate, how will you or your descendants defend legal cases brought against you in the future, in a yet to be constituted forum, for the detriment inflicted upon New Zealand and both its current and future citizens?” He then distributed the memorandum to members. The memorandum sets out the grounds for a class action against the committee members in the event that they recommend ratification of the TPPA, and its subsequent implementation causes significant detriment to New Zealand or its citizens. The memorandum states that the majority of Kiwis are opposed to the TPPA but have no mechanism by which to stop its...

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Big crowd attends TPPA meeting in Whangarei

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit A crowd of about 90 people turned out to a public meeting in Whangarei on Sunday afternoon to hear about what effects the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could have on New Zealanders.Big crowd attends TPPA meeting in Whangarei A crowd of about 90 people turned out to a public meeting in Whangarei on Sunday afternoon to hear about what effects the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could have on New Zealanders. The meeting was addressed by Deputy Leader of the Democrats for Social Credit, and its Whangarei Candidate, Chris Leitch who said “The TPPA will have the most far reaching effects on New Zealand’s future of almost any agreement or piece of legislation yet seen, yet there will be no select committee process, no public consultation, no submissions, and no debate in parliament. It will affect our ability to regulate to protect our environment, to restrict the use of hazardous substances, control currency movements, or shift the focus of investment away from speculation and into growing our productive economy. The Investor State Disputes Settlement process contained in the TPPA will give foreign companies special rights to sue taxpayers, rights that are not available to domestic companies. Even the threat of legal action can be enough to stop the introduction of legislation. Mr Leitch quoted Professor Jeffrey Sachs, professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia’s...

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TPPA Signing Should Be Treason

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit The TPPA is nothing more than a power grab by overseas corporates, and delegates should actively campaign against it, said Democrats for Social Credit Party leader Stephnie de Ruyter in a speech to the Partys annual conference in Wellington. …TPPA Signing Should Be Treason “The TPPA is nothing more than a power grab by overseas corporates, and delegates should actively campaign against it,” said Democrats for Social Credit Party leader Stephnie de Ruyter in a speech to the Party’s annual conference in Wellington. “The incredible irony is that in Greece, where former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was putting together a monetary system to enable Greece’s collapsing economy to continue to function in the event that the European Troika threw them out of the Eurozone, he is facing charges of treason”. “In New Zealand, where the prime minister and trade minister are willing to sign an agreement enabling overseas corporates to sue taxpayers for loss of profits, they are likely to be awarded an honour by a future government”. “The second irony is that in defying the European Union by holding a referendum, Greece honoured its ancestors and reminded the world of its status as the birthplace of western democracy.” “In this country, despite 5 years of negotiations, the public is not being given details on the TPPA. “Opposition parties know little of...

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Chance For Government To Garner Support For TPPA

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit The Prime Minister and the Trade Negotiations Minister have been handed a golden opportunity to shore up flagging support for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, says Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader, Chris Leitch.Chance For Government To Garner Support For TPPA “The Prime Minister and the Trade Negotiations Minister have been handed a golden opportunity to shore up flagging support for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement”, says Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader, Chris Leitch. Despite 5 years of negotiations, the failure of trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the agreement to finalise the deal in Hawaii this week, is the ideal opportunity for the Government demonstrate that it was not, as is claimed by opponents, giving away things that are important to New Zealand. If the texts of the clauses that are causing the problem were made public, along with the details of what New Zealand negotiators are pushing for, the government has a real chance to gain significant support for its position. They could demonstrate that the TPPA really is “is genuinely about free trade and getting trade rules that work for exporters,” as Minister Tim Groser has claimed. They could also blunt the criticism about the secrecy of the negotiations and claims that Opposition parties don’t know any details and nor do most Government MP’s. Failure to make...

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