Costs of Canada’s TPP Membership Lower Than Staying Out

World Politics Review

May 10, 2016

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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”?

Patricia Goff: A number of Canada’s economic sectors are expected to benefit from preferential access to new partner economies, such as Australia, …

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