The new Liberal government had endorsed TPP in principle but vowed to renegotiate parts of it before signing it, which they’ll never be able to do. The negotiations are concluded, the text is finalised, and the other 11 countries in TPP will not re-open the negotiations at the whim of Justin Trudeau. It’s a take it or leave it deal, and if the Liberals don’t like it, they need to lump it.
With luck … the world will look much better on October 20th 2015 (corrected from original typo: 2105)
2. Check for structural damage.
3. Be prepared for aftershocks and gloating.
4. Deal with any minor injuries, including cuts, sprains and ideological collapse.
5. Take two minutes to weep in silence behind closed doors so as not to alarm the children.
6. Eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast, because breakfast is the most important meal of the next four years of fear-driven dogma and social alienation.
7. Listen to the radio for further instructions. If it’s CBC Radio, you better make it quick.
8. Stay away from downed power lines, washouts, Twitter and Facebook.
9. If you begin to hyperventilate, take a plain paper bag, open it, fill it with large sums of 50-dollar bills and mail it to the member of the Senate representing your region.
10. Try to find out who is the member of the Senate representing your region.
11. Stock up…
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So far, the Harper government has missed out on the buildup to Paris, skipping July’s Climate Summit Of The Americas summit in Toronto and committing at the G7 Summit only to end all fossil fuel production and use by 2100, a move slammed as inadequate by critics. Yet Mr. Harper had no problem pushing the Barack Obama led Trans-Pacific Partnership and signaling Canadian inclusion in Atlanta in in advance of the election results.