The Trans-Pacific Partnership—the 12-country trade deal struck on Monday—is about to have big impact on the election.
And it affects each leader in different ways. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper argues that the pact is proof he is the true champion of the economy. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has declared his opposition to the deal, a pivot from the “enthusiastic support” that he expressed in August. And the TPP offers Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau a chance to own the pragmatic middle, ground once thought to be shrinking.
EKOS President Frank Graves, who has done extensive research on attitudes about trade issues, weighs in on how the TPP deal will influence the campaign. Watch that video below.
More reading on the TPP:
- Why the TPP is such a big deal for Canada
- A Maclean’s in-depth primer on the TPP deal
- How did the dairy lobby become so powerful?