It would be ‘unthinkable’ for Canada to break step with its allies on the Pacific trade deal, says Japan’s ambassador.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under polite pressure from his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership quickly. Mr. Trudeau is pictured here during a meeting with Mr. Abe in advance of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. in March. Photograph courtesy of the PMO
Japan’s ambassador renewed pressure on Canada’s government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and soon, after an appearance before the House Trade Committee last week.
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