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Scotiabank CEO Porter Says Bank ‘firmly supports’ Free Trade, but NAFTA Could be Updated

Posted April 04, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Nicole Gibillini – BNN)

Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter stressed the importance of free trade in the bank’s annual general meeting Tuesday morning. 

“As Canada’s International Bank, we have always been strong proponents of the free movement of goods and services,” Porter said in a speech to shareholders. “After all, Canadians benefit from a vast network of trade agreements that have helped to accelerate economic growth, create jobs, and boost living standards.”

“In fact, Canada punches above its weight because we have preferred access to some of the world’s largest markets,” he added. Click here to read more.

Related: Trump Trade Adviser Strikes Conciliatory Tone on Mexico (Reuters)