About TIRP

The Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP) is administered by the CCPA but pools the trade policy research resources and expertise of a number of Canadian non-governmental organizations from a variety of sectors. TIRP produces expert research on a wide range of important trade and investment policy issues. The project's research assists member organizations in participating in public debate and decision-making about the impacts of Canada’s international trade and investment obligations, ongoing international negotiations and alternatives. TIRP research also supports members in engaging with the Canadian government on trade and investment policy issues.

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: trade and gender; trade and labour; investment disciplines and investor-state dispute settlement; trade-based regulatory co-operation; and the intersections of trade, environmental policy and the Global Green New Deal.

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