• Italy vows to block Canada-Europe trade deal as Liberals cast eyes on ratifying Pacific pact

    4 monthes ago - By National Post

    OTTAWA - Italy has suddenly become the latest battle front in Canada's trade wars, with the country's new agriculture minister declaring Thursday that his country will not ratify the Canada-European Union free trade accord, potentially threatening the 28-country deal.
    “We will not ratify the free-trade treaty with Canada,” Gian Marco Centinaio told La Stampa newspaper. “Doubts about this deal are common among many of my European colleagues.”
    About 98 per cent of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement came into provisional effect last September after Canada and the EU ratified it...
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