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Canada Should Pursue Free Trade Deal with U.K., Peter MacKay Says


(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.

Related: Peter Mackay Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce Speech (Baker McKenzie)