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Prime ministers and presidents around the world congratulated themselves Monday after coming to an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a "transformational" deal that, if ratified, would create...
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The emergence of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a leading election issue comes as no surprise. The TPP's arrival in the public conversation confirms this campaign has the most focus on foreign affairs than any previous election.
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So can we see the full text?
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"We were having trouble with the three-country (NAFTA) agreement and now I understand it's 12 countries and that means job losses for us."
The NDP leader expressed reservations in August that the deal was being negotiated during a campaign.
Negotiators from 12 countries have come to an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that will cover 40 per cent of the world's economy, including Canada's, if the deal is ratified....
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is a bit of a rare bird in Canadian politics, a long-running government negotiation that suddenly lays the golden egg in the middle of an election campaign.
The bottom line with the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Canada is that it really doesn't have a choice about whether or not to join. The Americans and Mexicans are joining and they're taking the North American market i.e. Canada's market, the source of its prosperity, with them -- whether or not Canada agrees. The TPP will turn North America from a privileged table for three, which Canada has more or less had to share only with Mexico, into a crowded sauve qui peut la vie table for 12.
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The Bloc Quebecois Leader says the deal would mean a loss of income for milk producers.
OTTAWA — Canadian officials have slammed the door on a suggestion by New Zealand that it might push for greater access for its dairy products as the Trans-Pacific Partnership moves forward. New Zealan...
MONTREAL — Canadian consumers outside Quebec could see lower dairy prices from a new massive trade deal signed Monday, says an industry observer. Retail prices could fall if dairy processors like Sapu...
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TORONTO — Canadian auto workers' union Unifor predicts that 20,000 auto industry jobs could be lost as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal announced today. Under the deal, Canada's 6....
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The final question mark involves dairy, and Canada.
Key information on key sectors.
"The NDP, when we form government on Oct. 19, will not be bound by this secret government that Mr. Harper has been negotiating."
"Each country needs to be careful to get a deal they can live with."
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Mulcair denounced Harper for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership in secret and promised to stand up for the two sectors most worried about the would-be deal.
The Conservative leader says "significant progress" is being made.
ATLANTA — From the Liberal governments of eastern Canada, it's consternation. From a western Conservative premier, however, the prospect of Canada reaching a historic trade deal elicits celebration. ...
ATLANTA — Negotiators are closing in on a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement after clearing a major logjam on automobiles. Details have filtered out to stakeholder groups gathered in Atlanta for nego...
The federal New Democrats say that if elected to govern, they won't feel bound to honour a landmark international trade pact the Conservatives could sign on to this week.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says Stephen Harper, as usual, is doing things behind closed doors.
Canada finds itself in a unique situation: it's the only country in the talks that's in the throes of an election campaign.
Stephen Harper's rivals say they have not been consulted on a possible trans-Pacific trade deal to be struck with 11 other countries.
Monday's Munk Debate is probably going to generate a lot chatter about in the small circles in Canada that actually care about foreign policy. That the three candidates themselves had trouble staying on the foreign side of issues and had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, back to foreign policy is only one indication.
ATLANTA — The Conservative government hopes to complete negotiations this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, billed as the largest trade zone in history — a trading bloc comprising 12 countries a...
If all goes according to plan, the government will reveal details later this week of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at briefings in three different cities.
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The federal government is rubbishing reports that it is set to make major concessions to U.S. milk producers as part of a trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. The CBC reported Friday that Canadi...
Canada's supply management system has been a significant sore point in the ongoing negotiations.
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What Trade Minister Ed Fast offers could seriously disrupt the supply-managed dairy sector.
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The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership deal would bring together 12 countries.
Countries pledging to take serious action on climate change are also party to, or are aggressively negotiating, trade and investment deals that contain a mechanism that gives large corporations the right to challenge any changes to the current rules under which they operate -- be they environmental, health or human rights -- that negatively affect corporations' bottom line. ISDS essentially grants corporations equal status to governments in these negotiations and privatizes the dispute settlement system between nations.