Chrystia Freeland says TPP deal dead unless US remains on board

OTTAWA – Canada’s trade minister says the rise of “ugly” partisan politics and anti-globalization forces together pose a threat to the world not seen since the Great Depression.Chrystia Freeland offered up that scathing analysis in her testimony today before the Senate trade committee.It came one day after Donald Trump‘s renewed vow to pull the United States out of the controversial 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership.Story continues belowGlobal NewsEarlier today, Freeland said the TPP can’t go ahead without the U.S.READ MORE: Trump’s threat to pull plug on TPP allows China to take leadership on tradeLater, during her committee appearance, Freeland delivered an unsolicited broadside against the growing global anti-trade movement.She said the world is witnessing forces not seen since “maybe any time since the 1930s.”“We’re living in an era of nativism and protectionism, something that I think is very dangerous for the world and for Canadians,” she said.The committee was hearing evidence on Canada’s participation in a new World Trade Organization initiative called the Trade Facilitation Agreement.WATCH: Conservatives concerned over Liberal indecision on TPP deal

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