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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In seeking to contrast his party with the Conservatives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaned on familiar attacks, invoking the spectre of the Harper government’s decade in office and the unpopular Ford government.