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A report from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada shows the Trans-Pacific Partnership is less popular with Canadians than other free-trade deals, and public confusion on Chinese participation is partly to blame.

“Canadians are unclear as to which countries are in the TPP,” says the report. “Those who have the most knowledge of the TPP also tend to be the most supportive of the agreement.”

While 66 per cent of Canadians support free-trade deals in principle, according to the APF’s data, just 41 per cent are in favour of the TPP and 38 per cent are opposed.

A higher number (35 per cent)...

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