(John Paul Tasker – CBC News)
A planned meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership countries was unexpectedly delayed Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his Japanese counterpart at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam.
A spokesperson for the prime minister said there is simply no consensus between the 11 member countries at this time.
“We made progress but, as we said coming in, there is no rush to conclude. There are outstanding issues for more than one country. One of those countries is Canada. We are working hard for Canadians and Canadian jobs in important industries such as automotive, agriculture, culture and intellectual property,” the spokesperson said. Click here to read more.
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