Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement reached

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries have reached an agreement in principle after a marathon, five-day final negotiation in Atlanta. If ratified, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will lower tariffs and set rules for trade in goods and services in economies comprising 40 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product.

More… Canada reaches sweeping Trans-Pacific trade deal

Canada is joining a massive Pacific Rim free trade zone, but has sacrificed some long-held protections for the country’s dairy, poultry and auto industries to gain entry.

  • ntt1

    Yippee cheap chicken washed down with bargain basement milk-some thing to tide us over as manufacturing jobs go to cheap labour markets and foreign workers replace us in resource extraction jobs(already happening at tumbler ridge)

  • WalterBannon

    Not a fan of the TPP, in fact strongly opposed to it. But that is still not enough for me to vote for Mulcair and his National Socialist Party.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The sound you hear is a great wooshing sound of a million more jobs leaving America for good.

  • disqusW6sf

    I read yesterday’s articles and comments. This doesn’t seem the best way to go. I think a few mentioned tariffs/protectionism which made more sense to me. Perhaps it is time

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The Europeans not agreeing with TPP clearly shows this is just South America focused and central America focused. Don’t forget that southeast Asia in the cheaper areas is what this is about as well. It tells me that Harper gave away the farm on the TPP bill. I do see any benefits from signing the deal and the proof of that are the loss in auto jobs and the loss of dairy farms, including the fact that 4.3 billion is going to be paid out to farms that lose money. Canada truly needs a real discussion about why our nation is being sold out and what future will there be for future generations?!

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      not see*

  • mauser 98

    ….Australian view
    “Manufacturing: Immediate elimination of tariffs on iron and steel products exported
    to Canada, and to Vietnam within 10 years”
    “Beef: Deal liberalises exports to Japan, and eliminates tariffs into Mexico, Canada and Peru”
    in comments section