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Economy, International, Politics

CETA trade deal: Advantage Europe

Canadian food producers frustrated at losses instead of gains The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement was touted as being a great deal for Canadian agri-business and consumers. Indeed the government website says that CETA which came into effect in September» 

Economy, International

Canada and EU agree on temporary fix for trade dispute resolution body

Canada and the European Union have agreed to a contingency plan to resolve trade disputes between them in case the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute resolution body is paralyzed because of the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to it.» 

Economy, International

French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal

France’s parliament approved on Tuesday the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups. French lawmakers at the National Assembly, the country’s lower house of parliament, cast 266 votes in favour, 213» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU work on ‘interim fix’ to save global trade body

Canada and the European Union are close to agreeing to a possible temporary solution to save the World Trade Organization (WTO) from paralysis induced by the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to the global trade body’s dispute resolution mechanism,» 

International, Politics

French parliament postpones CETA vote as Trudeau kicks off EU-Canada summit

The French parliament delayed until next week a vote on the ratification of a Canada-EU free trade accord just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed top EU officials in Montreal Wednesday for a summit that aims to further cement economic» 

International, Politics

Canadian legislators urge their French counterparts to reject CETA

As the French National Assembly gets ready to vote Wednesday on ratifying a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, a group of Canadian opposition legislators is urging their French counterparts to reject the Canada-European Union Comprehensive» 

International, Politics

Trudeau to host EU-Canada summit in Montreal next week

Canada and the European Union will hold a summit next week in Montreal to discuss international trade, efforts to combat climate change and pressing global security issues, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Thursday. Prime Minister Trudeau will host European Council» 

International, Politics

Canada will defend Canadians doing business in Cuba, says Freeland

Canada will “fully defend” the interests of Canadian companies in Cuba, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday after the Trump administration announced that it will allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties the Communist government seized from Americans after the 1959» 

International

Canada will work for smooth Brexit, Trudeau tells Tusk

Canada will do its part to ensure a smooth transition as Britain exits the European Union, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told President of the European Council Donald Tusk Wednesday, according to a readout of their conversation released by the Prime» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU celebrate one year of free trade despite lingering opposition

Canada and the European Union marked the one year anniversary of a free trade pact that despite lingering opposition has led to a healthy growth in trade between the two, officials in Ottawa and Brussels said. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive»