TPP: Mtg postponed - Trudeau doesn't show up!

TPP: Mtg postponed - Trudeau doesn't show up!

Postby Oscar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:39 am

TPP meeting postponed after Canada fails to agree, Trudeau doesn't show up

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November 10, 2017

'The meeting did not happen, work remains to be done and that’s what’s happening now,' says Canadian official

DANANG, Vietnam — A planned meeting of leaders of the 11 countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been postponed after Canada failed to agree to the terms of a deal that the others had reached, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday.

The leaders were set to meet on Friday on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam to discuss how to push ahead with TPP, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not show up, sources told Reuters.

“As for TPP 11, a broad agreement has been reached at a ministerial meeting yesterday. But the Canadian side said today they are not yet at the stage where its leader can confirm the agreement reached among ministers,” Abe told reporters.

“All the other leaders are already in the stage where their leaders can confirm the ministerial-level agreement,” he said.

He did not say when the leaders would meet next.

“The meeting did not happen, work remains to be done and that’s what’s happening now,” a Canadian official said.

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Re: TPP: Mtg postponed - Trudeau doesn't show up!

Postby Oscar » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:49 am

Canada should walk away from TPP-11 talks

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Media Availability November 10, 2017

(GRAPHIC: Withdraw from TPP-11)

Ottawa – News reports are suggesting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not turn up for a crucial leaders meeting, on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving the talks in limbo.

The Council of Canadians encourages the Trudeau government to now formally withdraw from the TPP-11 talks.

"The TPP has been clearly rejected by the Canadian public, and yet the Trudeau government has persisted in pursuing these negotiations over the past year," says Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. "We are pleased the Prime Minister did not attend this leaders' meeting, now we ask that he formally withdraw from the talks." -30-

For more information or to arrange interviews:

Dylan Penner, Media Officer, Council of Canadians, 613-795-8685,
dpenner@canadians.org. Twitter: @CouncilOfCDNs
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