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« on: Nov 11, 2017, 12:29AM »

You may remember that Donald Trump deserted the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But he at least explained his motives for doing so. Well, now Justin Trudeau becomes the second leader, to desert but he was rude enough not to explain why. He just left the ten infuriated leaders sitting round the table where they had expected to sign the final deal.

The deal involved Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam but, after a lengthy delay, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entered the room to announce the signing was off because Mr Trudeau would not attend. Leaving leaders who represent economies with a combined GDP of $12 trillion very frustrated with Canada.

One official said, ""The Canadians screwed everybody," However, Australia's Trade Minister Steve Ciobo was a bit more diplomatic, just saying, "This is a disappointing development". Our PM is supposed to be mates with Trudeau but he said he is going to be very frank at their next meeting.

It seems that Trudeau got "cold feet" because of looming elections in industrial Quebec, where job security is a potent political issue. So much for his trade minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne, who had attended a TPP meeting 24 hours earlier and had raised no objections to the signing ceremony proceeding. Yeah, RIGHT. Or could it be Trudeau did not want to upset Trump? Evil
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2017, 08:55AM »

Apparently, it's back on:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tpp-apec-summit-talks-1.4396984

So, maybe Mr. Clobo was right to be diplomatic.
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2017, 11:02AM »

Or did Justin fail to attend the signing ceremony (again)? Are we in or are we out? I searched this but all I can find are Trump/APEC/blue shirt stories.

Can’t imagine being especially intimidated by Trump but NAFTA talks continue and who knows what sorts of threats Lighthizer and Ross might come up with.

One of the TPP sticking points is domestic content in auto parts. Conceivably, parts containing 45% TPC content could enter tariff free, but when exporting auto parts to the US under NAFTA US domestic content would have be 62.5%. Canadian parts manufacturers would be stuck in the middle.

Can’t be too hard on Justin. He was a high school drama teacher who became PM on the strength of his name. He’s not doing too badly though. Some will disagree.


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« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2017, 01:41PM »

These trade deal serve only the rich multi nationals and the little guy pays the piper.  That's why governments never tell their voters what they have signed away until you find out years later.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2017, 05:52PM »

I guess we’re out:

“DANANG, VIETNAM—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone when Canada declined to sign an agreement-in-principle Friday on an updated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Trudeau said Saturday in Vietnam that despite some significant progress on the deal’s framework there’s still more work to be done, particularly when it comes to protecting Canada’s auto and cultural sectors.”
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