About TIRP

The Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP) is administered by the CCPA but pools the resources and expertise of Canadian academics and non-governmental organizations from a variety of sectors. TIRP produces expert research on a wide range of matters related to trade and investment governance in the neoliberal period. The project's research is intended to help TIRP members and the general public to participate in public debate and decision-making about Canada’s international trade and investment agenda.

TIRP has gained a national and international reputation for rigorous, accessible studies critical of corporate-driven globalization and for its commitment to exploring practical alternatives. Current research priority areas include the trade implications of a Global Green New Deal, trade and gender, trade and labour, investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS), and trade-based regulatory co-operation.

Supporting/participating organizations:

ATTAC Québéc

Canadian Association of University Teachers

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Canadian Environmental Law Association

Canadian Federation of Students

Canadian Health Coalition

Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Climate Action Network

Council of Canadians

MiningWatch Canada

National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Public Service Alliance of Canada

Réseau québécois sur l'intégration continentale (RQIC)

Trade Justice Network

Unifor the Union

USW Canada