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Reports: Trudeau inches closer to backing TPP

October 26, 2016

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[Daily News | October 25, 2016 | Inside US Trade]

While the Canadian government has lately been keenly focused on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made news in Ottawa Tuesday when he said it was “difficult” to imagine Canada not ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trudeau spoke at a youth labor summit at which he was heckled repeatedly by what the Canadian press described as “anti-trade” protesters, some of them there to protest TPP in particular.

According to the Financial Post, Trudeau – who has “neither formally endorsed nor rejected [TPP] as his government consults on the accord” – said it's “difficult to imagine a world where Canada would turn its back on three of its top five trading partners,” which the paper listed as the U.S., Mexico and Japan.

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