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The credit-rating agency expects to see a recovery in investment to drive 1.9% real gross domestic product growth for Canada in 2017

Canada continues to face stiff competition from other countries

Increased traded integration can make an economy less sensitive to exchange-rate movements and make domestic inflation more dependent on international factors

For Canada, the TPP is most important, followed by potential trade deals with China, the Pacific Alliance, India and ASEAN nations, C.D. Howe report finds

China accounts for 5% of Canada’s total exports

Canadian service exports have risen faster than goods exports over the past decade

Specifics of the agreement are under wraps and ratification is a long way off, but the banks and insurers are optimistic

The ratification process will take time, and their is no no assurance that the trade pact will be approved

The proposed agreement reduces or eliminates barriers in a wide range of sectors

The Canadian life and health insurance industry has holds more than $728 billion in assets for their international operations in more than 20 countries throughout the world