As major Pacific summit wraps, Canada is sidelined on a new U.S.-led trade initiative


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Goldy Hyder laughed a bit when a reporter asked him Thursday evening what he thought Canada had accomplished at this week's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco. "It's a short list, unfortunately," the president of the Business Council of Canada said, before lamenting something Canada hasn't accomplished yet: membership in U.S. President Joe Biden's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). It's a group of 14 trading partners that concluded agreements this week on supply chain protections, lowering carbon emissions and fighting corruption — while promising more collaboration to come. There's no question Canadian officials from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...