TRUDEAU REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO CETA WITH IRISH PRIME MINISTER

Jul 04, 2017

By Jane Brown

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Irish counterpart have reaffirmed their commitment to the Canada-EU trade pact known as CETA during their meeting today in Dublin.

Speaking to reporters after their meeting, both Trudeau and the Irish Prime Minister Loe Varadkar spoke positively of CETA as a commitment to free trade and a pact which will benefit both sides.

Trudeau reiterated that CETA will deliver stronger economic growth and create more well-paid jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Both also spoke of their commitment to climate change, diversity and the need for greater gender balance in governments.

Trudeau later heads to Scotland to meet with Queen Elizabeth before going to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 summit. That gathering on Friday is shaping up as a showdown between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump over the issues of isolationism and protectionism.

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