Obama speaks for Canada, says both countries will soon sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Gee and here I thought we elected our own leader? Facetious
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Canada will soon sign onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama said, going further than the country’s new prime minister has committed.
Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke Thursday in Manila after their first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. In his remarks, Obama seemed to cast the Pacific trade agreement as a done deal, while Trudeau has declined to take a position other than to say it will be reviewed in parliament.Trudeau-bama is being coy. After all it is the 'honeymoon phase' here in Canada
“We are both soon to be signatories of the TPP agreement,” Obama said. “That’s another area we can continue to have important discussions,” he said.
Obama doesn't care.
Speaking later Thursday at a media briefing, Trudeau repeated that Canada has not yet decided whether to sign the pact and it must first be reviewed in parliament.
“Canada is resolutely pro trade, we understand how important trade is for economic growth,” he said. “That is the lens through which we will examine the TPP.”
“One of the commitments that I made was indeed we were going to have a proper consultative process during the ratification process that included parliamentarians, and I am of course committed to that.”Trudeau-bama's liberals have a majority- He will simply dictate the policy to the 'parliamentarians' and they will vote in lock step with the edicts of the puppet leader. It means nothing for him to say he is committed to some imaginary democratic process- Lip service is all that talk is.
The TPP has a long road generally to be enacted as it requires legislative approval by all member nations. The pact — which covers about 40 percent of the global economy — goes beyond normal trade deals to include issues like intellectual property and state-owned enterprises. It does not currently include China.