iStock_000019169483XSmallToday, New Zealand released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade web-site.  The TPP text was also released on a Trans-Pacific Partnership American web-site.  I would expect that Canada will also post the TPP text in the coming days.

Trade lawyers, pundits, governments, and interest groups can now review the text and the discussion of the good and the bad will continue.

In Canada, there is a new government.  The Harper Government (Conservative majority) negotiated the TPP.  Now, the Trudeau Government (Liberal majority) will be tasked with implementation. The Trudeau Government is in an envious position (vis-a-vis other TPP partners) because hey can talk openly about the flaws in the agreement and distance themselves from the hard decisions that were made at the negotiation table.