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Canadian internal trade pact deal sparks cautious optimism

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers are backing in principle a new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a move that was announced after much speculation at their summer meeting in Whitehorse.

Premiers “recognize the role that more open internal trade can play in helping businesses be more productive, create jobs, and grow the economy,” they said in a joint communiqué.

“The CFTA is a ground-breaking agreement that will support their vision for promoting trade, investment and labour mobility across provincial and territorial boundaries, as part of a...