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In South Korea, Harper hopes to close the trade deal that got away Add to ...

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Stephen Harper has travelled to South Korea to seal a free-trade deal that once before slipped through his hands.

This is a deal that used to carry too many political risks for Mr. Harper’s liking, back when he had a minority government. But he’s beaten auto-sector opposition down to a low roar. And he’s juggled that industry, as well as Korea and Japan, to revive a deal that was once dead.

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