Canada pledges support for Pacific trade pact

Ottawa • The Canadian government is reiterating its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, with Finance Minister Joe Oliver saying increased trade and investment will benefit the economy. His comments come as TPP talks heat up amid questions over what changes Canada is willing to make to its protected sectors in order to strike a deal. Canada has “come a long way from the free trade bogeyman” era of the 1980s, when the North American Free Trade Agreement was negotiated, Oliver said acco...

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