Canada, Transpacific Deal and the national interest
Posted on November 13th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa

Justin Trudeau did not sign the TPP, the trade agreement  which was the central issue of the recent APEC meeting held  in Vietnam.

He stated ” Let me remind everyone  Canada will not be rushed into a deal that is not in the best interest

of Canada and Canadians. I have always been very clear that I will stand up for Canadian jobs, Canadian

values, that is exactly what we will do here.”

The protection of the national economy should be the primary consideration of any policy maker

negotiating “liberal’ trade arrangements especially when such discussions are between a giant of

 a country and a small nation like Sri Lanka. Even to those who rush into invite  the unbridled

foreign capital the words of the Canadian Prime Minister should serve as a useful guideline unless

the decision  makers are keen on destroying purposely the Sri Lankan Nation State

Ranjith Soysa

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