There was a glossy brochure. A press conference. That Canada-EU trade deal was done in principle last fall, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told us. And then reports this week that Germany has qualms showed just how unfinished the deal is.
Mr. Harper’s done-deal announcement last fall was more show-biz than legal conclusion, timed for domestic political reasons. But it set the wheels in motion, and now, politically, he’s got to get a deal finished. And he’d better finish it fast, before domestic politics in Europe unravel it further.