Steven Chase – The Globe and Mail
Aside from the dairy market issues that Canada is facing with the current talks about the proposed TPP, it is now linked to Mexico in reaching an agreement with the 12 countries involved in regard to how many automotive parts can be manufactured within the TPP countries. Canada is currently the ninth largest vehicle manufacturer, and this particular sector represents a large portion of their economy. Therefore, they are working together to ensure their interests in the United States market as they have always had. A particular point of this article is that Canada and Mexico were excluded from these talks with Japan even though they are part of the NAFTA partners with the U.S. This was a Situation that surprised Japanese representatives.