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Hedging our bets with CETA

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Matthew Kronby

Last month the EU Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, better known as the CETA. Canadian and EU officials are indicating that the CETA will take effect by June of this year.

Canadian businesses and investors are rightly concerned about the overtly protectionist attitudes of the Trump administration and the prospect of a NAFTA renegotiation that, for Canada, will be more about seeking to preserve North American trade flows than expanding them.

Because roughly 80 per cent...