Canada eyes Pacific Alliance, seen alongside TPP

Observers cite US interest, Canada's free trade position as convincing factors.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/29/2012 12:00 am EDT

A new Latin American trade bloc has caught the eye of Canada, one that analysts say has the potential to become a "centre of gravity" in the Pacific Rim, and that could eventually hold the country's sustained attention alongside its pursuit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the South American bloc Mercosur.

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