Costs of Canada’s TPP Membership Lower Than Staying Out

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 20, 2016 (AP photo by Michel Euler).
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 20, 2016 (AP photo by Michel Euler).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the potential impact on members’ economies. Last month, the C.D. Howe Institute, a research institute based in Toronto, released a report saying Canada would see modest economic gains from membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an email interview, Patricia Goff, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, discussed the potential impact of the TPP on Canada’s economy. WPR: What are the expected economic benefits and potential downsides for Canada from the TPP, and who are the expected “winners” and “losers”? […]

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