The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

September 04, 2013 09:02 ET

The Fraser Institute: Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement in Canada's Best Interest? Report Coming Thursday, Sept 5

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new study examining what Canada could gain by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The Conservative government has signalled that international trade is a top priority and it aims to diversify Canada's trading relationship away from the United States.

The TPP trade agreement will secure a trade alliance between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam, representing a combined economy of more than $27 trillion (35 per cent of global GDP) and about one third of global trade.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday September 5.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at

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