BR Trudeau EU – CP

BR Trudeau EU – CP

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 2016293 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Feb 19, 2016

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an ambitious trade deal between Canada and Europe will likely be signed this year.

He offered his assessment during a brief speech Thursday at an event marking 40 years of diplomacy with the European Union.

When it’s ratified, the deal known as CETA will be an important milestone in Canada’s relationship with the 28-member E-U.

Earlier this week, Canada’s chief negotiator on the deal said both sides are working to revise controversial investor protection provisions.

Political opposition arose in Europe in 2014, over a chapter of the agreement that deals with settling disputes between companies and governments.

Trudeau didn’t mention that roadblock yesterday, but said his ministers have been told to work constructively with their European counterparts.

(The Canadian Press)

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