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Stephen Harper Signs Canada-South Korea Trade Deal

(Mike Blanchfield – CBC News)

The freshly inked free trade deal with South Korea gives Canada the best possible partner in pursuing more such deals in Asia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.

Harper was understandably buoyant as he welcomed South Korean President Park Geun-hye to Parliament Hill, where the two leaders formally signed their bilateral free trade agreement, announced earlier this year, as well as a strategic partnership agreement.

Harper repeatedly referred to Park's state visit, which included dinner at the Governor General's residence on Sunday, as “historic.” Read more here.