The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and Beyond: Opportunities and Advantages for Western Canada

Edmonton, AB
The Sutton Place Hotel
10235-101 Street
T5J 3E9

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest global trade agreement to date and of significant importance to Canada for a variety of reasons. Collectively, the TPP countries represent a market of 792 million people, account for close to 40% of the world’s GDP and over 65% of Canada’s $56 billion in agriculture and food trade. These are key sectors in Western Canada. However, during the TPP negotiations, much of the focus in Canada has been on Eastern Canadian economic sectors (auto and dairy, for example).

The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and The School of Public Policy co-hosted this symposium held in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss the TPP’s prospective benefits and challenges for Western Canadian business sectors such as forestry, grains, meats and services in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions.

Click HERE to view the program.