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Canadian Economy CETA Trade

Benefits for Quebec of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for hard-working Quebecers An ambitious trade agreement with the European Union would be of significant benefit to Canada, resulting in a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion increase in Canada’s annual income (gross domestic product). That translates to an increase of $1,000 to...
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Canadian Economy CETA Trade

Benefits for Alberta of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for hard-working Albertans An ambitious trade agreement with the European Union would be of significant benefit to Canada, resulting in a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion increase in Canada’s annual income (gross domestic product). That translates to an increase of $1,000 to...
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Canadian Economy CETA Trade

Benefits for New Brunswick of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for hard-working New Brunswickers An ambitious trade agreement with the European Union would be of significant benefit to Canada, resulting in a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion increase in Canada’s annual income (gross domestic product). That translates to an increase of $1,000 to...
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Canadian Economy CETA Trade

Benefits for Ontario of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for hard-working Ontarians An ambitious trade agreement with the European Union would be of significant benefit to Canada, resulting in a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion increase in Canada’s annual GDP. That translates to an increase of $1,000 to the average Canadian...
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Canadian Economy CETA Trade

Benefits for the Northern Territories of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for the hard-working people of the northern territories An ambitious trade agreement with the European Union would be of significant benefit to Canada, resulting in a 20-percent boost in bilateral trade and a $12-billion increase in Canada’s annual income (gross domestic product). That translates to...
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Agri-Food Canadian Economy CETA News Trade

Benefits for British Columbia of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Deeper trade with the European Union will bring good jobs, growth and long-term prosperity to hard-working British Columbians, says Minister Moore April 27, 2012 - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today joined federal ministers across the country in highlighting the benefits of a potential trade...
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CETA News Trade

CANADIA – UE: Un Binomio Vincente

“Un accordo commerciale con l’Europa è di gran lunga l’iniziativa commerciale più ambiziosa nella storia della nostra Nazione, potenzialmente di maggior ampiezza e respiro di quella storica nota come NAFTA – Accordo nordamericano di libero scambio”. Così ha dichiarato l’Onorevole Ed Fast, Ministro canadese per il commercio estero, aggiungendo che...
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Agri-Food Agriculture CETA Trade

Visa feud clouds Harper’s free-trade dream with Europe

April 26, 2012 By CAMPBELL CLARK Globe and Mail Update (includes correction) Pact won't be ratified unless restrictions are lifted on Czech, Bulgarian and Romanian citizens entering Canada, EU envoy says The free-trade deal with the European Union that Stephen Harper's government desperately wants will not be ratified unless Canada...
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CETA Trade

Build a bridge across the Atlantic

By Perrin Beatty and Jürgen R. Thumman, The Ottawa Citizen April 25, 2012 With progress stalled on a new multilateral trade agreement at the World Trade Organization, countries are increasingly looking to bilateral and regional negotiations to remove barriers and promote economic growth. A good place to start would be...
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Canadian Economy CETA Politics Trade

John Ivison: For Conservatives, road to economic recovery lies through EU trade deal

National Post - Full Comment: John Ivison  Apr 23, 2012 – 6:39 PM ET What a difference a couple of years makes. For the Conservatives, cutting is the new spending and, in the words of Ed Fast, trade is the new stimulus. The Canadian response to the financial crisis has...
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Agri-Food Canadian Economy CETA News Trade

Dairy sector protection key holdup for Canada-Europe trade deal: EU official

BY PETER O'NEIL, VANCOUVER SUNAPRIL 26, 2012 11:02 AM Western Canada's beef producers won't get long-coveted access to the huge European market unless Canada's heavily-protected dairy sector, located primarily in Ontario and Quebec, is exposed to greater foreign competition, the European Union's top official in Canada said Thursday. Photograph by:...
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CETA News Trade

CETA Presentation @ University of British Columbia April 16th, 2012

UBC’s National Centre for Business Law hosted a Downtown Speaker Series in Vancouver with Anthony VanDuzer, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa on Monday, April 16, 2012. Professor VanDuzer gave a very interesting talk on The Canada-EU Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Redefining the Role of the...
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General Interest News

Enjoy a Comfortable Quality of Life in Europe

International Living Magazine Posted on March 5, 2012 by Jennifer Stevens In Ireland right now, property auctions are beginning to bring real bargains to the block It’s in crisis…overpriced…too cold. When considering overseas destinations, people often dismiss those in Europe. They like the idea of the “Old World,” I think,...
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Aerospace Canadian Economy CETA Energy Environment News Trade

Standards Council of Canada takes important step towards standards harmonization

From Industry Canada In an effort to promote the harmonization of standards at the international level and to improve trans-Atlantic trade, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) recently signed a milestone cooperation agreement with two European standards organizations: the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical...
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Environment General Interest

European Union meets 2010 Renewable Energy Targets – On Track to exceed 2020 Targets

The European Wind Industry Association (EWEA) recently analyzed provisional EUROSTAT energy data and showed that the EU as a whole met its 2010 renewable energy targets. In a separate analysis EWEA predicted that the EU will surpass its 2020 targets by 20%. There were of course differences among countries, with...
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Canadian Economy

Calgary to lead Canada’s economic growth in 2013 – Forecast 4.1% average growth between 2013-2016

BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALDMARCH 27, 2012 Calgary’s economic outlook looks bright according to the Conference Board of Canada. Photograph by: Grant Black, Calgary Herald CALGARY — Calgary is forecast to lead the country in economic growth between the years 2013-2016 averaging 4.1 per cent each year, according to the...
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European Economy News Politics

EU parliament votes for Bulgaria and Romania to be admitted to Schengen

A large majority of the European Parliament has voted in favour of a resolution stating that Bulgaria and Romania have met all the conditions for joining the passport-free Schengen area, and should be admitted. Earlier this year their entry was blocked by the Netherlands and Finland. German MEP Manfred Weber...
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Culture General Interest News

Introducing Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture

http://www.maribor2012.eu/en/european-capital-of-culture/ STRIVING FOR DEPTH "This is an extraordinary opportunity for us all to develop culture on different levels of society: in public dialogue, by stimulating cultural norms and values needed in an area, with education, by lifting people´s perception about cultural awareness, and by giving equal weight to everyone´s opinion."...
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Culture General Interest News

Introducing Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture

http://www.guimaraes2012.pt In 2012, Guimarães will be hosting a major gathering of creators and creations: music, cinema, photography, fine arts, architecture, literature, thought, theatre, dance, street art. In Guimarães, the artistic products imagined and created by its residents will merge with those coming to the city from all over Europe. Over...
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Events Section

Planes, trains and automobiles for Ukraine’s Euro 2012

If there is one striking aspect of the upcoming Euro 2012 football tournament, it is the enormous distances that separate the match venues. So to keep the fans moving, authorities have been concentrating on planes, trains and automobiles. In Ukraine an army of fans arriving from all over Europe will...
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