Mr. Speaker, I have always been clear. We would only join negotiations if it were in the best interests of Canadians.
We are standing up for supply management. Unlike the NDP, we do our due diligence first.
Last Saturday we reviewed the negotiation framework for the trans-Pacific partnership and are now confident that Canada can meet that ambition and even exceed it. As such, we formally expressed our willingness to join the TPP negotiations. We know that increasing Canada's ties to the Asia-Pacific countries will bring more jobs and opportunities and greater prosperity to hard-working Canadians in every region of our country.