Most of the CETA will likely come into force within a few months, but not the much-discussed investment dispute provisions.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, last month. Adam Scotti photograph courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office
The heavy lifting is done for proponents of the Europe-Canada trade deal, but the future of the investment protection system that fuelled the toughest opposition to the agreement remains up in the air.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.