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Tick tock: Liberals call for swift implementation of new Canada-U.K. trade pact as legislative process remains murky

By Neil Moss      

There are 13 sitting days left before the House rises on Dec. 11. Liberals say the text of the new Canada-U.K. transitional deal may not be available for another two to four weeks.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the completion of negotiations for a Canada-U.K. transitional trade pact on Nov. 21. The new deal is set to come into force on Jan. 1, 2021, but first, an implementation bill has to be passed. Photograph courtesy of Pippa Fowles/No. 10 Downing Street and The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

After completing negotiations for a rollover of Canada-U.K. trade provisions, the Liberals have little time to pass the new deal through Parliament before those provisions expire at the end of December, with opposition Parliamentarians accusing the government of once again ignoring the role of Parliament.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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