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Canada’s Harper defensive on new trade pact

Monday, August 15, 2011


\ Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister, took a defensive stance after inking a free-trade deal with Honduras, downplaying its shaky human rights record.\ \ While announcing the pact in Honduras on Friday, Harper accused opponents of the deal with being more concerned with protectionism than human rights. Standing before a crowd of reporters, Harper said the deal isn't just about ''finding our own commercial opportunities'' but about ''creating prosperity'' in Honduras.\ \ Original source: Canadian TV\ \ \ \ \