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Canada is Lagging in Trade Talks, and Exporters Will Pay the Price
April 15, 2015
In March, Trade Minister Ed Fast marked the conclusion of the ninth
round of negotiations toward a Canada-India Comprehensive Economic
Partnership Agreement (CEPA), reaffirming that “Canada remains committed
to concluding an ambitious agreement with India”. Curiously, Prime
Minister Stephen Harper's March 25 press release announcing Mr. Modi's
visit makes no mention of the fact the two countries are negotiating a
trade agreement. Earlier this week, The Globe's Barrie McKenna described
the talks as a “mostly aspirational goal.” Written by John Weekes and
published in the Globe and Mail.