September 18, 2018
Question by Karen Ludwig, MP for New Brunswick Southwest
Mr. Speaker, yesterday our government moved one step closer toward the ratification process of the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership, the CPTPP. This is a very significant and important step in our national trade diversification strategy.
Could the Minister of International Trade Diversification update the House on the ratification process of this important trade deal for Canadians?
Response by Jim Carr Minister of International Trade Diversification
Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from New Brunswick Southwest for her excellent committee work.
We have made it clear that our government is committed to the implementation of the CPTPP. This trade agreement will open a market of 500 million consumers, which will result in growth and jobs for Canadians. We are working to diversify trade so the middle class can compete and win on the world stage. We look forward to working with all MPs to get this done.