(Marie-Danielle Smith – National Post)
It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for Justin Trudeau’s progressive free trade agenda, with uncertainty looming over several existing and potential deals.
Just weeks after the Canadian prime minister was lambasted for apparently “sabotaging” a major pacific trade deal, his office is planning a trade mission to China. Meanwhile, officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States are at loggerheads over controversial proposals in a renegotiation of their North American deal.
The Trudeau government has publicly defended free trade in a time of rising protectionist sentiment but as it learned in a dramatic lead-up to the signing of Canada’s deal with the European Union, concluding so-called progressive agreements is easier said than done. Click here to read more.