Yesterday, on March 25, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, accompanied by the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), met with Quebecers to discuss all sorts of benefits CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) will bring to the province.
Meanwhile, the opposition to the free trade agreement is brewing. Since most experts agree that CETA will provide great economic benefits to both Canada and the European Union, why are some organizations opposed to the negotiations?
Despite recent stall of CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) negotiations, both the Canadian and European sides are confirming that the talks are on their way to be resolved soon. Rafal Lapkowski, Trade Advisor and Second Secretary of the EU delegation to Canada, stated that the negotiations should be resolved in the middle of this year. That means we should be seeing the final document on ministers’ desks in a few months.