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EU trade pact details revealed as Conservatives table report in House of Commons

November 13, 2013

...A report tabled Tuesday by the federal Conservative government in the House of Commons, explaining the final negotiated outcomes of the Canada-EU free-trade agreement, has shed more light on what is being billed as the largest and most wide-ranging free trade deal for Canada since NAFTA...

PM tables technical summary of Canada-EU trade deal

November 13, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper tabled the Canada-Europe Trade Agreement Summary of the Negotiated Outcomes in the House of Commons...

The 30-page document, entitled Technical Summary of the Negotiated Outcomes: The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, provides an outline of the agreement in principle.

Former B.C. Cabinet Minister Named Asia Trade Commissioner

November 12, 2013

A former cabinet minister...Ben Stewart, who until July was MLA for Westside-Kelowna, has been named B.C.'s new Trade and Investment Commissioner to Asia.

Minister Clement Announces Tentative Agreement with Border Services Group

November 11, 2013

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, ...announced that the Government of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Border Services (FB) Group. This represents the last agreement in the Treasury Board’s current round of collective bargaining...

CETA's nice. But NAFTA is essential

November 11, 2013

…The North American free-trade agreement turns 20 on Jan. 1, making it a "senior citizen" among the dozens of bilateral and regional trade deals negotiated since. With age has come not-so-benign neglect. As a forum for trilateralism, NAFTA has practically slid off the radar, with proposals to modernize or expand the agreement on no government's formal agenda.

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