Are grand trade pacts doomed, or merely mistimed?

By delaying its judgement on the TPP, the new Liberal government could avoid unnecessary criticism and drama at home.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in St. Andrews By-The-Sea, New Brunswick, Jan. 18.
Robert M. David
Published: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 01/20/2016 2:45 pm EST

The dream of a Free Trade Area of the Americas fizzled in 2005, as did the OECD’s Multilateral Agreement on Investment before it. The WTO’s Doha Development Agenda, initiated in 2001, has been stalled since 2011, as have other continent-wide initiatives.

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