Canada and the remaining members of the old Trans-Pacific Partnership have breathed new life into a trade deal that will forge ahead without the United States and open distant new markets at a time of uncertainty closer to home. The agreement was struck Tuesday after two days of high-level talks in Tokyo -- exactly one year after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the Pacific Rim treaty. The fresh commitment left Japan as the largest player in a new 11-nation pact that spans two hemispheres and includes both U.S. neighbors. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the revised agreement as the "right deal" and called it a new step on the path to ensuring the benefits of trade are shared by everyone, not just the rich.
Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press