Andrew Coyne: Why did Trudeau miss the TPP meeting? None of the reasons seem creditable

So to be clear: it is not true that Justin Trudeau skipped a meeting of 11 world leaders planned to close the deal on a remodelled Trans Pacific Partnership, the only one to do so, or that by refusing to sign held up the agreement. All that happened was that the prime minister declined to attend a meeting of the TPP 11 — it was 12, before the United States pulled out — on the grounds that, as he later explained, “we weren’t ready” to sign, and that as a result the agreement in...

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