The trade talks included plenty of moments of high drama over the years, says a former government insider.
Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, is one of many European leaders Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has met with during a lengthy campaign to lock down support for the CETA. They are pictured in Brussels on Saturday. Melanie Wenger photograph courtesy of the European Union
European leaders need more time and a good-faith approach to finish off the Canada-EU trade agreement, say Quebec’s envoy for the negotiations and other supporters of the deal.
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Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.