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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.

TPP: Over 99 per cent of those writing to Global Affairs oppose deal, ATIP documents reveal

TPP: Over 99 per cent of those writing to Global Affairs oppose deal, ATIP documents reveal

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Trudeau government non-committal on pharmacare as NAFTA & TPP threats loom

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MEMO to trade ministers: People are opposed to the TPP

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International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival in Open Letter to Trade Ministers meeting in Hanoi

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Council of Canadians speaks against 'TPP 11' deal to be reached this November 10-11

Council of Canadians speaks against ‘TPP 11’ deal to be reached this November 10-11

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Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

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Hamilton chapter hosts trade campaigner Dey for talk on NAFTA, TPP & CETA

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