CONSERVATIVES CALL FOR EMERGENCY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMITTEE MEETING ON BREXIT IMPLICATIONS FOR CETA

June 27, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA - Today, the Conservative members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade requested an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and if the Government of Canada has a plan to expand our trade relationship with the United Kingdom following its decision to leave the EU.

"The United Kingdom accounts for 50 per cent of our exports to the EU and the Conservative Opposition wants to ensure that the government actually has a plan to get CETA across the finish line while at the same time establishing free trade with the United Kingdom," said Randy Hoback, Conservative Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade. "Canadians will continue to support the United Kingdom as an ally and trading partner and the Conservative Party respects the decision that the people of the UK made during their democratic referendum process."

"International trade can grow our economy without spending millions of dollars that we do not have and the Conservative Party will continue to fight for increased market access for Canada's business and exporting community."

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For more information contact:
Marian Currie
Office of Randy Hoback, MP
613-995-3295
Randy.Hoback.a2@parl.gc.ca
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