(Julius Melnitzer – National Post)
Canada should be actively pursuing free trade with the United Kingdom even as it pushes ahead with CETA, says former Canadian federal cabinet minister Peter MacKay.
“As a trusted friend, honest broker and ally to both the U.K. and the European Union, Canada can pursue free trade with the U.K. without undermining CETA,” said MacKay, who is currently a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Toronto. “Canada is also positioned to help shape Brexit.”
McKay’s comments followed on his address to the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce at the House of Lords on Friday, during which he provided his perspective on a shopping list of what Canadians would like to see from Brexit. Click here to read more.