Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The TPP May Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

Salman Sakir | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Unemployment and income inequality are issues that are plaguing both countries; so, policies to ameliorate rather than exacerbate them need to be considered. Further research need to be conducted to understand the impact of the TPP on Canada and the U.S. before the trade agreement goes into effect.

TPP's Intellectual Property Rules Would Hurt Entrepreneurs: Balsillie

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Business

The new Liberal government has yet to say whether it will support TPP in its current form.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership May be Dead on Arrival

Carlo Dade | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

News that U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had joined the entire rest of the democratic field in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership may well sound the death knell for the agreement. It also raises a few interesting possibilities about where things go next. Yes, it's politics. And yes, we went through something similar with Obama and his promise to renegotiate NAFTA. But this is different.

TPP, Niqab Debate May Hit These Voters Differently

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — When you get west of the Rockies, the saying goes about Canadian politics, things are different. In British Columbia, that's proving tru...

A Unique Moment In Canadian History Unfolds In Atlanta

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics

ATLANTA — In the delicate dance of presenting a major free-trade agreement in the heat of an election campaign, the civil service was determined tha...

Why Canadian Dairy Won a Massive Subsidy Despite Falling Demand

Yan Roberts | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business
Yan Roberts

The finalized TPP opens up 3.25 per cent of Canada's dairy market to foreign products. Right away, Stephen Harper announced that his cabinet has approved a plan to spend a hefty $4.3 billion in compensation to soothe the vocal dairy industry. It would be another whole day before Harper announced the significantly lower $1 billion in compensation for the auto sector. Canada just entered the global tax subsidy race, and the dairy industry got the first golden egg.

Why the TPP Doesn't Spell Doom for the Environment

Blair King | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Blair King

From an environmental perspective, trade agreements have both positive and negative aspects. They have the negative effect of slowing down the development of unilateral environmental regulations, but they have a positive effect by forcing environmental laggards to catch up with the pack.

TPP Talks Hit Last-Minute Hurdles

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Negotiations on a major international trade deal involving Canada appear to have hit last-minute snags in what were supposed to be the final stages of talks.

Canada's Demands Delaying TPP Deal, Says New Zealand Envoy

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Business

Other parties around the bargaining table are growing exasperated with Canada for stonewalling their demands to pry open its dairy market as part of a major global free-trade deal.

Harper Hoping To Sign Massive Trade Deal Before Campaign Kickoff

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that's expected to start as early as Sunday.

Canada Watching Closely As U.S. Congress Opens Up Massive Free-Trade Debate

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress has opened a critical chapter in negotiations toward a massive, 12-country free-trade deal and the Canadian government ...

Trade With India Is Good Politics in Canada

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Canada for his first official visit today, drawing attention to the opportunity that India offers for the Canadian economy. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have made global market access a priority, and India, a Commonwealth cousin, is at the top of the list.

Asia-Pacific Trade Deal Inching Closer

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 11 other world leaders said Monday they're inching ever closer to an agreement on the proposed Asia...

What Canada's Export Numbers Tell Us About Global Demand

Peter Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

Last week's merchandise trade figures were pretty impressive, all things considered. Weather has wracked a lot of January and February indicators, but...