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Harper May Not Get to Wait Until After the Election to Face TPP

Posted April 28, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(John Ivison – National Post)

Trade officials will be flying from Ottawa to Washington this week, 35,000 feet above the issues facing most working Canadians.

But the sleeper issue of the giant Trans-Pacific trade deal is already the predominant conversation between the Canadian and U.S. governments, and it is likely it will soon shift from obscure foreign policy affair to crucial domestic concern, with a real impact on jobs and economic growth.

Officials in Ottawa and Washington are much exercised by the subject of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential trade deal between 12 countries that includes the United States, Japan and Canada.

Stephen Harper has called it “the biggest game on the planet.” Click here to read more.