The British recruited Canada's current G20 sherpa and former ambassador to the WTO to be its chief trade negotiator, according to three sources.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pushed his country towards a no-deal Brexit after Oct. 31, but there are questions about the start up of the U.K.'s Department for International Trade, as it tries to build a team of trade negotiators to independently finalize its first trade deals since it joined the EU in the 1970s. Photograph By Andrew Parsons, i-Images
The British government has tried to poach Canadians, including a senior ambassador, as it built a new trade negotiation team in the midst of its looming departure from the European Union.
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According to a Senate spokesperson, the Senate's in-house compensation team has developed 'effective work-arounds and capacity to promptly fix any errors' associated with the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
David Merner, a failed Green candidate from B.C., says there are encouraging signs the party could come close to surpassing the NDP in its fundraising numbers next year. He is vying to take the reins from Elizabeth May.