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Atlantic Premiers Say N.L. on its Own in CETA Battle with Ottawa

Posted January 20, 2015

Under Canadian Customs Issues, International Trade Issues

(CBC News)

The premiers of the three Maritime provinces say Newfoundland and Labrador is on its own, in a battle with the federal government over a fisheries deal related to the CETA deal.

Atlantic Canada’s four premiers met in St. John’s Monday, discussing the region’s issues. The unscheduled topic came up when Newfoundland and Labrador announced it would suspend its support for CETA, the free trade deal with the European Union, amid a disagreement with Ottawa on a provincial fisheries fund.

But if Premier Paul Davis expected unanimous support from the other Atlantic provinces, he didn’t get it. Click here to read more.