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Shipping containers in Hamburg harbour. Today, 30 per cent of Canadian investment abroad goes to the EU, and 30 per cent of inward investment comes from Europe. The total stock of investment is now more than $350-billion.
Shipping containers in Hamburg harbour. Today, 30 per cent of Canadian investment abroad goes to the EU, and 30 per cent of inward investment comes from Europe. The total stock of investment is now more than $350-billion.
(FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS)

JASON LANGRISH

Why free trade with Europe is better than it looks

The Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), four years in the making, is the largest ever negotiated by Canada. It has been welcomed as a long overdue breakthrough in international trade – the first wide-ranging pact negotiated between the 500-million person European Union and another advanced economy.