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Ottawa urged to speed up Panama trade deal

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Canadian federal legislators have been urged to quickly pass legislation that cements a free-trade deal with Panama, to give Canada a major advantage in Central America over the United States.

“Rapid adoption of the agreement will send an important political signal that Canada is open for global business,” said a paper issued by Focal, an Ottawa-based institute that studies relations between Canada and the Americas.

Legislation that would implement the Panama trade pact is still at the committee stage in the House of Commons.

Original source: Financial Post