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Parliament must pass CPTPP before summer recess

By Private: Daniel Ramage      

The acrimony after the G7 meeting in Charlevoix drives home the need to expand export horizons.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured. Cereals Canada is calling on the government to pass the CPTPP before the House rises for the summer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Legislation to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is now in Parliament. Canada has a chance to demonstrate much-needed leadership and co-operation on trade with like-minded global partners. It is imperative for Parliament to pass this legislation before its summer recess. This agreement will unlock valuable trade opportunities all while enhancing prospects for the growth and diversification of Canadian agriculture.

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