The TPP agreement, which stands for the Trans-Pacific Partnership has struggled to gain traction after US President Donald Trump has been unwilling to sign the controversial partnership agreement and announced that the USA would formally decline any involvement in a TPP partnership.
The TPP agreement was initially created in 2015 in order to promote trade and communication between a variety of nations. Initially 12 countries were in talks to sign a TPP agreement, some examples of which included the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Peru.
Everything you need to know about Trudeau TPP stance:
In contrast to Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau is a huge fan of the TPP agreement and believes that Canada’s involvement in the international partnership will help ensure that Canada is able to strengthen ties with the fast growing Asia Pacific region. Trudeau has also been quoted as saying that he believes that being a part of the TPP agreement will help create thousands of new jobs for middle class Canadians.
However Trudeau was not willing to sign the first drafts of the TPP agreement and instead focused on making changes to the TPP agreement which best serve Canada’s interests both abroad and on home soil. As there were some clauses in the agreement, that Trudeau believed needed to be changed.
Trudeau’s suggestions were however not unusual and most of the 10 leaders involved in the TPP agreement also sought to make minor changes to the TPP agreement in order to best protect their countries economies.
Trudeau has also spoken at TPP meetings about the merits of international trade and that some country’s anti trade stances such as America’s anti trade, America first attitudes were worrying.
Why do some people believe that Trudeau may not be serious about signing a TPP agreement?
When Trudeau failed to turn up to a international TPP summit, the international media accused Trudeau of not being sincere when it came to signing a TPP agreement and that Trudeau had no intention of following through and someday signing the TPP agreement.
However Trudeau defended himself against such remarks by suggesting that Canada was not ready to sign the TPP agreement as there were many changes that needed to be made to the document, before Canada would close the deal and sign the TPP agreement. In particular, Trudeau brought up concerns on clauses which would influence Canada’s automotive and cultural sectors. Both of which are a crucial part of Canada’s economy.
Who is Sacha Trudeau?
If you’ve heard the name Sacha Trudeau pop up in the news recently and are curious about who he is, he’s the second son of Pierre Trudeau who served as the 15th prime minister of Canada and the younger brother of Justin Trudeau, who is as you know the current prime minister of Canada. Sacha’s birth name is Alexandre Trudeau and Sacha is a film maker and a businessman unlike his more famous father and older brother.
Hopefully you now have a clear understanding on Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s current stance on the highly controversial TPP agreement.