No 1537 Posted by fw, December 12, 2015
First, an important December 14 update to this post: When reading information on the Government of Canada’s website, always check in the bottom right corner of the web pages for the “Date Modified” information. I just discovered that the TPP Outcomes page (shown below) has a Date Modified of October 1, 2015 well before the October 19 Liberal election victory. So this content actually belongs to the Conservative government, not the Liberals.
So the comment that I wrote on Dec. 12, about the Outcomes page, that is — “I was shocked to discover all TPP’s expected outcomes appear to be beneficial and advantageous.” — was based on a mistaken presumption that it had been created by the Liberals.
(NOTE: In this post, I have included some Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to reflect changes to the government’s website. Notice, for example, the difference in URLs between pages dealing with current and past international trade).
At present, current information on Canada’s international trade, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is tucked away under Global Affairs Canada, (URL http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng ) which, in addition to promoting the country’s international trade, also manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.
(NOTE: Older information on Canadian trade is available at Business and Industry > International Trade, (URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/trade.html ) including information on importing and exporting, free trade agreements and foreign investment. Includes hands-on help for navigating complex international markets).
The government website is currently under reconstruction. And as you flip through the pages of Global Affairs Canada you may come across this warning message prominently displayed at the top —
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Global Affairs Canada website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
The Home page — http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng — Here’s an image of the top portion of the Home page –
The About Page > Our Ministers http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/index.aspx?lang=eng#minister
To get to the About page from the Home page, locate the About tab on the Home page at the right end of the 8 tabs just below the red maple leaf. If you right or left click on About, a menu will open with a list of options. Click on Our Ministers and photos of the three ministers of Global Affairs Canada will appear — the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. Click on their linked names for a brief profile of each minister.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Click on the following URL —
First, there is a brief statement noting the date on which the TPP text was released, and a commitment by the government to a transparent, open and consultative process with Canadians. TPP information is grouped under six main headings, listed below. As well, an email address is provided for Canadians to share their comments.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
On November 5, 2015, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text was released to the public. The Government of Canada is committed to being transparent, open and consultative with Canadians on the TPP. As part of this commitment, the Government has embarked on a consultative process in which Canadians are invited to participate.
Six Main Headings
Text of the TPP Agreement — Read the consolidated TPP text and learn more about the Agreement.
Consulting Canadians — Canadians are invited to visit this page frequently for consultations activities and regular updates. Send your comments at any time via email to TPP-PTP.email@example.com.
Summary of the Agreement — Learn more about the full scope of the Agreement.
Country fact sheets — Learn more about Canada’s TPP partners.
Outcomes — Read more about the outcomes of the TPP and their impact for provinces, territories and key sectors of the economy.
Join the conversation
Date Modified: 2015-12-01
~ My Favourite Sections~
TPP Consultations — http://international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/tpp-ptp/consulting-corner_coin-consulations.aspx?lang=eng – International Trade Minister Freeland has been one busy lady. Find out who she has been meeting with, including provincial, US, and other foreign officials.
I took a quick look at expected outcomes and was shocked to discover they appeared to be beneficial and advantageous. Which leads one to ask, is TPP a done deal?
For provinces and territories
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