Miscommunication over details of Canada-EU trade deal's 9th round

Reporters entered the briefing with ground rules: use what you hear in your stories, but only attribute it to 'officials.' By the end, they weren't allowed to tell what they had heard at all.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Trade Minister Ed Fast speaks in Ottawa before a media briefing on the Canada-EU trade talks. The ninth round of negotiations ends Oct. 21.
Sneh Duggal
Published: Thursday, 10/20/2011 12:00 am EDT

Editor's Note: This article, and its headline, reflect changes made after their original publication. 

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