After a few hiccups, and some tears, Canada has signed the CETA trade deal, and Minister Freeland even gave a shout-out to Stephen Harper for the work he did towards making this deal happen.
This is good news for our country. We’ve always relied on trade and though we’re small in population, we’re big in ambitions and resources. Trade is vitally important to our economy.
Whether it’s sentiments around Brexit in Europe or NAFTA in the U.S., we live in a time when people are cynical about trade deals and are looking inward rather than outward.
But this deal is good for Canadian business.
We can compete when we’re on a level playing field and that’s what this deal will do.