Canada and the Revival of the Pacific-Rim Trade Agreement

Joost van de Loo The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), is an eleven-member trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The goals of the CPTPP are: to reduce trade barriers; enforce environmental regulations; promote human rights;…

What does the TPP deal mean for environmental protection?

Jordann Thirgood On October 5, 2015, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal was officially struck between 12 nations that surround the Pacific Ocean. If all countries choose to ratify, this will create the world’s largest free trade zone, impacting 800 million people and totaling a trade value of $28.5 trillion – approximately 40 per cent of…

Could the TPP be the answer to Canada’s productivity problem?

Creig Lamb It is no secret that Canada has a productivity problem. There is also no denying that if the election candidates continue to sweep this issue under the rug, our collective well-being as Canadians will suffer. Despite this looming issue, there has been disturbingly little mention of productivity on the campaign trail. However, with…