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If There Really Is a Final TPP Deal: Can It Pass Congress?

If there really is a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, its fate in Congress is highly uncertain …

Ten U.S. presidential candidates have pushed anti-TPP messages in their campaigning, stoking U.S. voters’ ire about the pact. Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said that “The TPP must be defeated.” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump also has repeatedly slammed the TPP, stating “It’s a horrible deal for the United States and it should not pass.” The Canadian national election outcome could also rock the TPP talks, as Conservative Prime Minister Harper’s political opponents have taken critical views of his approach to TPP.

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