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CPTPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) began as a large multilateral trade agreement negotiated by 12 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States. TPP negotiations concluded during the final days of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in office, and the Trudeau government eventually signed the deal in 2016.

The deal was extremely controversial. In the U.S., presidential candidates opposed it, and Nobel Prize economist Joseph Stiglitz called it “the worst trade deal ever.” After being elected into office, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order, pulling the U.S. out of the deal in 2017.

However, the remaining countries continued their negotiations. In Canada, in an effort to make Harper’s deal more appealing to Canadians, the agreement was renamed the “Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership” (CPTPP). The name was one of the only things to change – much of what’s in the TPP and the CPTPP are the same. Read more.

War is Peace: TPP is now “comprehensive and progressive” as it goes to the House of Commons today

War is Peace: TPP is now “comprehensive and progressive” as it goes to the House of Commons today

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Canada doesn’t need the TPP in order to diversify from NAFTA

Canada doesn’t need the TPP in order to diversify from NAFTA

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Council of Canadians worried that TPP may be fast tracked through Parliament

Council of Canadians worried that TPP may be fast tracked through Parliament

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Ontario Liberals seek billions in compensation for the TPP rather than opposing the deal

Ontario Liberals seek billions in compensation for the TPP rather than opposing the deal

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CPTPP same Conservative TPP under new management, says Council of Canadians

CPTPP same Conservative TPP under new management, says Council of Canadians

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Trudeau's 'progressive' TPP violates Indigenous rights, opposed by Māori and Mapuche peoples

Trudeau’s ‘progressive’ TPP violates Indigenous rights, opposed by Māori and Mapuche peoples

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Canada should walk away from TPP-11 talks

Canada should walk away from TPP-11 talks

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Quick TPP-11 deal leaves a lot of questions unanswered

Quick TPP-11 deal leaves a lot of questions unanswered

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