Transatlantic free trade: Not a novel idea at all

Just one hurdle now stands in the way of a 65-year-old Canadian dream.

NATO Photo
Former prime minister Lester B Pearson, then the minister of external affairs, signs the NATO treaty for Canada in 1949.
Benjamin Zyla
Published: Monday, 12/16/2013 6:51 pm EST

The benefits of the Conservative government’s recently signed trade deal with the European Union are going to be unknown for some time. It will take an army of economists, lawyers and political scientists to assess the pros and cons of that deal and to measure its benefits for the Canadian economy (or lack thereof).

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