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What’s in the Declarations That Sealed the Canada-EU Trade Deal?


(Janyce McGregor – CBC News)

As Belgium’s leaders emerged Thursday to announce their compromise on the Canada-Europe trade deal, copies of two declarations found their way onto European websites.

One was Belgium-specific and didn’t really alter anything in the agreement — the Flemish premier admitted as much on his way out of the talks — but obviously helped change some minds in Wallonia.

But the second declaration that popped up on at least one Belgium news site could be a critical update to the CETA annex Canada helped draft to clarify some of the more controversial and vague wording in the legal text. Click here to read more.