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Trudeau Hails CETA as ‘Blueprint’ for Future Trade Deals

Posted February 16, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(CBC News)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the European Parliament’s passing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) early today, hailing it as a potential model for future trade deals while addressing the concerns of those who opposed it.

“We can’t understate how important it was to get this deal right,” Trudeau told members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France — the first time a sitting Canadian prime minister has addressed the legislature.

“Now we need to make it work … If we are successful, CETA will become the blueprint for all ambitious, future trade deals. If we are not, this could very well be one of the last,” he said. Click here to read more.

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