The United Steelworkers are calling on the Trudeau government to dump the so-called “Comprehensive and Progressive” Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP is a large multilateral trade agreement between 11 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
The Harper government started negotiations on the deal, and the Trudeau government signed it in 2016. The enacting legislation is now being fast-tracked through the House of Commons.
The United Steelworkers said: “Amidst the turmoil of a tariff war and trade negotiations with a hostile U.S. administration, it is unacceptable that the federal Liberal government is pushing ahead with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – a flawed trade deal projected to kill 58,000 Canadian jobs.”