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Canada, China Delay Launch of Free Trade Agreement Talks

Posted December 04, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Mike Blanchfield – Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concluded talks with the Chinese premier in Beijing, but they were not able to announce the start of formal free trade talks.

Trudeau said there wasn’t one particular issue that held up the talks, but he wants a progressive trade deal that includes addressing issues such as gender, the environment and labour.

“China is very aware that this is a precedent as they move forward with the first trade deal with a G7 country and there is a desire that we get it right,” Trudeau said.

"There is a coming together on the sense that this is going to be a big thing, not a small thing," Trudeau added. Click here to read more.