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Liberal MPs defend trade committee’s TPP timeline

By Marco Vigliotti      

'We got a bit more work to do,' says committee chair Mark Eyking.

House Trade Committee chair Mark Eyking, pictured here at a debate on agriculture during the election campaign, says the committee will likely present its report on the TPP to Parliament before the end of the year. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal members of the House Trade Committee are resisting demands from the major opposition parties to stake out a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying Canadians want more time to provide feedback to Parliamentarians on the controversial trade pact. "We want to hear from Canadians; we want to see who thinks it's a good deal, who think it's a bad deal," Liberal MP Kyle Peterson (Newmarket-Aurora, Ont.) said in an interview, describing the process as a "fact-finding mission." "I

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