"Citing documents obtained through freedom of information requests, the National Post has reported that Canadian officials literally begged the U.S. to let them into the Trans-Pacific talks.
"The begging worked. This week, Pacific Partnership members agreed to let Canada and Mexico join — on the understanding that they would have to abide by whatever the original nine had already decided (all of which is secret).
"What did Canada give up to get inside this particular door? Harper won’t say. But there is a strange air of panic around the decision."
Full article: Canada News: Walkom: What’s behind Canada joining Trans-Pacific trade deal.